Friday, May 27, 2011

Caught in the Storms

Many have experienced the devastation of the recent early middle and late spring storms.  From tornadoes to flooding to earthquakes--the signs could be quickly interpreted as foreboding--especially with the recent coming and passing of the Judgement Day.  This evening, in a matter of seconds, my lovely wife and I were in the pickup truck (Ford F150 for the purists) and found ourselves smack dab in the middle of a thunder storm, roads flooded, hail, and a tornado a couple of miles away.

It was upon us so quick and everything stopped for just a moment.  You couldn't see--the rain was so heavy.. You couldn't hear--the hail stones were bouncing and banging off the truck.  
We were stuck in traffic with water gushing down the highway and cars unable to make it through.
My wife pulled out the rosary and prayed us through.

Here is where I would attempt to make some correlation to the spiritual life--but you are beyond that and what is obvious has already been implied--i.e storms and prayer: life and prayer

So, back to that Judgement Day stuff.
St. Benedict (father of western monasticism and an all around neat guy) said (probably in Latin)--"Keep death always before you."
And that is all I have to write on that.

Speaking of Judgement Day, my son has a poll on his recently resurrected blog; Preceptorum Deus asking people what they think about Judgement Day.  Interestingly enough he is running it until the 'new' Judgement Day in October. Stop over and check it out (the proud father said).

While we are on the subject of youth--please pray for a group of teenagers I believe Mary is calling and forming.  They will begin meeting and praying before the Blessed Sacrament next week.
They don't realize it yet but they are rooted in Medugorje.  If you are interested in going on a Praylium Pilgrimage to Medugorje this fall, click the pilgrimage tab at the top of this page.