Come and See Weekend 2004

"Behold, the Lamb of God, who takes away the sin of the world… ‘Rabbi, where are you staying?’ He said to them, ‘Come, and you will see.’ So they went and saw where he was staying." (John 1:29, 38-39)

This weekend the Cardinal Glennon College is holding one of it’s two yearly Come and See weekend retreats for high schoolers who are discerning a call to the priesthood. This weekend, we have 15 high school youth!

Please remember to pray for all those discerning God’s calling for them. For more information on my views on discernment, click here (there’s also a cool video I made about discernment in that link!).

Quote of the Day

"The way to become boring is to say everything." (Voltaire)

Mondays and procrastination

Some people seem to think Monday is the worst day in the week.

I am one of those people.

But that’s besides the point. After confession last night, I thought it interesting the words that came to mind for me: accountability, culpability, forgiveness, mercy, compassion, sin, procrastination and repetition. What most alarmed me is the fact that I have, for the past few years, repeatedly mentioned certain venial sins in my confessions that could be grouped under the umbrella of ‘procrastination’. And, repeatedly, I have promised Jesus I would try to get rid of those sins.

But it keeps coming up again. A lot of people might give up on the Sacrament of Penance because of its seemingly everlasting inability to change a person for the better, but I don’t. I have realized that it takes a lot of time (and LOTS of effort) to get rid of certain sins. We must use all that is given us to do this – prayer, family, friends, and our talents.

Soccer, goalkeeping, and an Ethics exam

Today I played goalie, sweeper and left defense for the KGB Lions Soccer team, but we lost by quite a bit. For the past two weeks, I haven’t been playing quite up to snuff—mostly I’m getting caught out of proper position. Our team has the spirit and the will to win, but we need a little more time to ‘get in the groove.’ We’ll get it down soon. I hope :)

In other news, I’m going to work on my Ethics exam now. Peace.