Monday, November 28

Cleaning out my closet

Yesterday, my husband did some rearranging of the furniture in our loft. When he did, I realized I had a huge section of one of my small bookshelves with different copies of LDS literature, plus a couple of small books. I ended up throwing the small books away, and putting the scriptures in with my journals.

I replaced the books with my copy of the Catechism, and my bible and my Sunday missal. It felt good to do that.

I find myself identifying with being Catholic more and more as the days go by. I wish I could go to Mass more, I wish I could go to more classes to learn about the church. But for now, I will go to RCIA and go to mass on the weekends.

I am really enjoying being a Catholic. I don't know how to describe it actually, except I feel like a different person. I don't know if my countenance has changed, as the Mormons would say, but I do feel different. I don't think my husband minds the changes in me.

I wish I could have more of an Opus Dei type attitude about things (not that I have any desire to join). I wish I could see the sacredness in everyday activities. For example, I wish I could see the sacredness in cleaning my bathroom and scooping the litter boxes. I would love to be able to find spiritual motivation in doing the mundane tasks of everyday life.


At 10:43 AM, Blogger Karen M Wilson said...

It is the simple and mundane where we have the greatest chance to connect to God - the most time to reflect on that connection - and the greatest opportunity to deepen that connection because of daily repitition. In a sense, it is like the ritual of the Catholic mass - one can recite it in one's sleep and thus it becomes almost a backdrop that allows you to think about God while in the repetition of a spiritual moment. Apart from that, haven't you ever heard the saying, "Cleanliness is next to Godliness?" (grin)


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