This blog today brought to you by the letter "R"

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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.


Who said it? Groucho Marx! One of my favorite quotes.

I'm willing to play. This is one of the better blog games I've seen.

Please send me a letter.


mom, i'd like a letter, please!

Groucho Marx indeed.

Great list! I like it a lot. I already have a letter, but I've not done it yet, sigh.

I want a letter too, Alicia! :)

I particularly identify with the rubrics sentiment. We visited our local parish this last week, which we have avoided since the new 'liberal' priest started last year. I've been told that he's calmed down quite a bit, hopefully in response to the more conservative nature of our parish. The Mass was fine, except that he feels he needs to add a personal petition before the Eucharistic Prayer. His appeal to the Holy Spirit to come down to us seemed so protestant to me, I felt for a moment that I had returned to my previous Baptist church, listening to him inject his own persona into the Mass. The rubrics are established so that the Mass is focused on Christ, not the charisma, or lack of it, of the priest. Outside of the homily, it should be utterly unremarkable who the particular priest is who is saying Mass.

oh oh! give me a letter too~ (late as I may be)

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