I know, it's been a while since I've last written in this blog. It seems life and my other blog, sarrasmurf (dot) blogspot (dot) com, has been taking up much of my time lately. Not ones to sit on the sidelines of our faith, the family has gotten deeply involved in parish life. My oldest son is a freshman at the only Catholic high school in Idaho, is a Boy Scout with the parish troop and is undergoing immediate preparation classes for confirmation (he will be confirmed in May 2012). My youngest son is a fifth grader at St. Mark's school and sings with the school Mass choir. Carl and I have jumped right in and are not only teaching one of the Confirmation preparation sessions, we are leading a weekly teen bible study based on Sunday's readings. I have also been volunteering at the boys' schools, singing in the choir, cantoring occasionally, and will be helping out at the American Heart Association "Go Red" Luncheon this week. We've been busy, busy, busy and life is rushing full speed ahead.
With all this "doing" it's been a bit difficult just "being." Since finding out that our parish has a Perpetual Adoration Chapel, I've felt a longing to spend more time in front of the Blessed Sacrament. Yet, I have allowed myself to get so busy that I'm finding it nearly impossible to break free from my hectic schedule to even pray a 10 minute Divine Mercy chaplet at His feet. Seriously? Ten minutes and I can't do that? Sheesh! What's wrong with me?!?
It looks like it's time to be a little less like Martha and more like Mary.