Advent 2016 - Week Three Attending

Well since this is a catholic blog, it shouldn’t surprise anyone that I will lead with a confession:  I’ve been trying to attend to writing this blog entry but the laundry needed attention, then an invite was texted, calendar accessed, a recipe retrieved, a test signed, a spouse comes home hungry after a late meeting and oh yeah, the gospel …
“Are you the one who is to come, or should we look for another?” Jesus said to
them in reply, “Go and tell John what you hear and see …”
In other words, go and tell them what you have observed me doing.  Oh boy, what would someone say of me? Actually even better, what do I say of me?
Me? I attend the details of everydayness.  In fact, everydayness is my World.  I like to think that I’m making things at home warm and pretty and efficient but let’s be clear, it’s not rocket science.  I realize that I’m not exactly curing the lame and the deaf like Jesus did but then again, I do influence how others use the strength of their bodies and minds and how they recognize the power of their words and actions.  I may not be feeding the afflicted but I am plating up nourishment of body and soul.  Just like all parents and teachers, nurses and soldiers, lawyers, electricians, you & me … we show up everyday, attending to the needs of others, all the while seeking the Will of the Father.  Nothing to fear there.  Carry on good child, carry on.



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