I figured it's high time I did one of these, after having read a few Cam's done over at AWP. Telling seven short stories quickly is easier than telling one long story not-so-quickly, and since there isn't much ready to move yet on either of the big commentary pieces I wanted to do, this is a good start!
including a mass, for a fictional Cardinal. I always feel kinda goofy attempting to write a mass, but that is almost certainly because I am hypersensitive about making mistakes.
Other projects that have proven surprisingly resilient are: improving my home on a friend's private minecraft server, the blog, and the odd bit of political commentary.
The downside? It's a small parish. I know most of the people at the parish, and a lot more of them know me than the obverse. That means that my absence is conspicuous and my presence doubly so, especially being as familiar as I am with Father Paul. The practical downshot means that it's almost more embarrassing to go than not to. The upside? That sort of thing is temporary and entirely in my head. I have every intention of going this week.
As a general rule, I tend not to stick to devotions that have a high time cost, whether that cost is manifest through preparation time (such as the LotH, which takes me almost as long to set up as to say), or through the actual execution (such as the rosary). Is there ANY reason whatsoever for a layman not to undertake lectio divina? Further, is there any reason whatsoever not to have tea while doing it?
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