because I need a break from the seriousness of the last few weeks.
Julie D. passed this along.
The rules of this game:
Comment on this entry and I will give you a letter.
Write ten words beginning with that letter in your journal, including an explanation of what the word means to you and why.
Pass out letters to those who want to play along.
She gave me the letter "R"
1. Religion - the outward practices of the faith given to me as a free and unexpected gift. I am so glad that I am able to practice my religion, even though it is getting more and more difficult in our culture.
2. Rome - a city I have never visited, though it is the "Jerusalem" of my religion. A home where I have never lived, a paradox like so much of faith.
3. Rebellion - the nature of much of my life. I have rebelled both against the evil and the good in my life. It is truly a miracle that I am able to be even a touch obedient, as it is not part of my human nature.
4. Resilient - yep, that's me. I can bend without breaking - up to a point. Please, dear God, protect those around me when I get to my breaking point because it isn't pretty.
5. Recipes - broad guidelines for what to do with the food in the house. Fun to read and even more fun to try.
6. Reading - what used to be my favorite recreational activity. "Outside of a dog, books are a man's best friend. Inside of a dog, it's too dark to read." Who said it?
7. Rhetoric - a tool for reasoning - sadly neglected in our day and age. Often mis-defined as anger or emotional language and/or speechifying.
8. Rubrics - why, oh why, do so many priests find it easy to ignore the rubrics? They are even color coded! I don't need creativity in my liturgies (besides which, they aren't 'my' liturgies, they are Christ's). I need reverence, and awe, and dignity, and joy, and all seven gifts of the Holy Spirit!
9. Redemption - what I hope for, pray for, and an trying to work out 'in fear and trembling'. Pray for me, Holy Mother of God, that I may be made worthy of the promises of Christ.
10. Righteousness - I wish I were there. Thank God for the gift of purgation.