Sunday, April 12, 2009

Lord Have Mercy

I posted a while back about learning to be present to the present.

I find this to be one of the biggest temptations for me as Holy Week begins.

I have so many new dreams and hopes about the future, that I have to struggle to refocus myself to Holy Week.

Of course it is a challenge as I am have to change gears, do all the phone calls and research about job and financial related things. With EI (unemployment insurance as I believe it is called in the States) I should be fine financially, esp. if I live responsibly.

Each year the liturgical year impacts me in new ways - this year I am more aware of the narrative continuity... Lazarus Saturday, to Palm Sunday, to Holy Week beginning.

I am aware of many people's struggles - school, job and health. May God have mercy on us and protect us. May He bring us to Pasca and to His joy!

7 comments:

RW said...

I know it is harsh but you have a received a real gift in that you will be able to orient yourself to marking time a completely different way this Holy Week - you don't have the world dictating to you one dimension and the church another.... you may not have this blessing again in a long time.

peace

Victoria said...

a blessed holy week elizabeth.

DebD said...

I also have trouble living in the Present... and i don't have nearly the same disruptions that you have had recently.

Pres. Kathy said...

Blessed Holy Week!

elizabeth said...

RW - i hear you... at the same time i had booked this whole week plus bright monday as vacation, so i would of had it off anyway...

but point well taken... i have only worked during one Holy Week of my 5 years and it was hard...

V - thank you; your words always mean a lot to me :)

Deb - thanks. yes. it is all still sinking in too... a bit overwhelming at times...

Pres K - thank you!

Mimi said...

Wow. RW is so right, what a blessing to be able to be so present for Holy Week, and ties in so wonderfully with your post.

Hugs and prayers continue, my friend.

elizabeth said...

thanks Mimi... your hugs and prayers are much appreciated!