Rambling on the transferred feast of Saint Peter and Paul
ItТs been a while since my last post. I donТt exactly know whatТs gotten into me lately. This summer has been spent away from my computer and its hard to bring myself to sit down a typeЕI have things I want to write about during the day but when the evening rolls around I just donТt make it into my study. Some thoughts rattling around:
I was speaking with a good friend of mine the other evening and we got to discuss what ever happened to great men of character. (Not intended to be gender exclusive, but the conversation revolved around great men of the past and the examples we have today.) No more are great figures judged on their character or for what they gave. But rather on how much they make, whom they cheated and what they took. As a patriot and all around good man, I hope he succeeds in bringing back wo/men of great character into our political system. Many prayers will be needed.
Fr. GriffissТ funeral was a fitting tribute. A highpoint for me was the music. I love it when many clergy get together and singЕO God our help in Ages Past almost caved the roof in. I had a slight accident as well. I was asked to be the Thurifer and before the Burial Office began I went to ask the Presiding Bishops blessing on the incense. Little did I know that the chain had mysteriously wrapped itself around a side stayЕwell anyway I handed the incense boat to the M.C. and when I pulled said chain to lift the top of the censer, the coals spilled about the Bishops feet. And for my effort I got a story from him of how he had set a bishop on fire with an acolytes torch. I have heard so many stories like that that I guess it was but a matter of time until I got my own to tell.
While pruning trees today I heard StingТs All this Time and JewelТs Who Will Save your Soul back to back and I couldnТt help but think of Lewis. Sting sung about two unwanted priests and Jewel asks the question УWho will Save your Soul if you wonТt save your own?Ф I imagine songs that wouldnТt top LewisТ list of favorites. I like both artists but them together rubbed me the wrong way and sent me off into the land of theology and culture againЕwithout Aquinas or even a pencil. How can I think about these things holding a pole saw? I had some good thoughts but alas they were tossed out with the pruned limbs and branches. Perhaps they were meant to beЕanyway I canТt get the thread back.
Lastly I have sort of gotten a wee bit ahead reading the Space TrilogyЕIТm almost halfway through That Hideous Strength. I couldnТt help myself! I intend to spend some time this evening recollecting thoughts from the assigned chapters. ItТs a great read though and I am really enjoying his work.
Pax et Bonum.