I’ve been a waitress for over a week…. I’ve worked 3 long shifts but I think I’m getting the hang of things. I’ve got one more day of training and then I’m on my own. I’m ready for it. Being a waitress has challenged me and taught me things (I might have to write a whole post on this after the summer’s done.)
Do I want to be a teacher? Earlier this week I was thinking about how I like to work in the background and make sure everything is running smoothly. Then it struck me: if this is what I like then…why do I want to be a teacher? Well, actually, I’ve considered curriculum director and administration stuff and…I don’t. I don’t want to be a teacher. Those were my thoughts at least. I don’t know really. I’m now thinking better of the idea. But I think it’s something to pray about.
I saw the pilgrim statue of Our Lady of Fatima on Friday. And I learned more about the message from Fatima. Lucia, the oldest seer, said that 3 things were necessary for the triumph announced at Fatima: 1. Sanctification of daily duties (morning offering) 2. Prayer (daily rosary) 3. Consecration to Immaculate Heart of Mary (scapular). One of our priests offered to enroll people in the scapular after everything. I wasn’t completely sure if I had been enrolled before (I probably was). But now I’m officially enrolled and there’s no need for doubt.
Today (most of) my family went to see Man of Steel. It was action-y, violent. There were some good messages. And also, some Christ imagery. One line that sticks with me is Clark Kent’s father saying that whatever man Clark became, for good or ill, he would change the world. That’s something that’s true for all of us. Whoever we choose to be will impact the world for good or evil. Another lien form the movie was Superman saying “I was raised in Kansas. I’m about as American as the come.” I kind of hope I get to watch this at school some time, I feel like the place would erupt with cheers and laughter.
I’ve finished “How to Find Your Soulmate Without Losing You Soul”. I’ve worked a bit on my review but there’s still a bit more to finish it up. I’ll hopefully have it up by tomorrow. It took me longer than I would have liked to finish it, but I think I could mine more than one post out of it too if I want to. There’s a lot in that book. I certainly recommend it.
Earlier this week I drafted a post called “Why I Hate the Secular World”. I was feeling pretty down about work honestly. I didn’t find God there. But I think I’m learning to bring Him with me a little and to find joy in my job and to not be so stressed.
Here’s a prayer for the Fortnight for Freedom from the USCCB:
O God our Creator,
from your provident hand we have received
our right to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.
You have called us as your people and given us
the right and the duty to worship you, the only true God,
and your Son, Jesus Christ.
Through the power and working of your Holy Spirit,
you call us to live out our faith in the midst of the world,
bringing the light and the saving truth of the Gospel
to every corner of society.
We ask you to bless us
in our vigilance for the gift of religious liberty.
Give us the strength of mind and heart
to readily defend our freedoms when they are threatened;
give us courage in making our voices heard
on behalf of the rights of your Church
and the freedom of conscience of all people of faith.
Grant, we pray, O heavenly Father,
a clear and united voice to all your sons and daughters
gathered in your Church
in this decisive hour in the history of our nation,
so that, with every trial withstood
and every danger overcome—
for the sake of our children, our grandchildren,
and all who come after us—
this great land will always be “one nation, under God,
indivisible, with liberty and justice for all.”
We ask this through Christ our Lord.
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