Two more Penance readings are in the queue for publication–the last psalm tomorrow and the last Old Testament reading of that series Monday. That leaves the big parable of Luke 15 and one other in the draft pile. I don’t find I have much to say about either. Maybe I will get inspired if not too busy the coming week (ha!). More likely, they will get some commentary in the weeks ahead.
The apostolic exhortation is due out tomorrow. Once I look it over, maybe I will feel urged to comment on that. Otherwise, I’m struggling to recall a church document I feel strongly enough to offer some organized thoughts. We began on this site with Vatican II documents a decade ago. Scripture readings for weddings, and then funerals were an offshoot of that effort. Those two series still lasso most of the real and ghost traffic that visits here.
I’ve been finding that composing has attracted much more of my attention these days. One of my parishioners is an accomplished musician and composer, and I’ve been arranging some of her psalm settings for piano and three-part choir. Adding that to my own efforts with psalms from the new Grail (maybe about a dozen since last Fall), plus some renewed inspiration on my musical based on Ruth (only two major songs to go), I’m feeling less inspired to write here on CS. Doing music ministry full-time has been more refreshing than I thought it might be.
The Church’s Lenten pilgrimage moves to a final week. I hope your part in it has been fruitful. For me, I’ve been feeling just enough nudge to post once a day here. No music or news radio in the car–that’s been one of my commitments, and a positive one. The young miss has decided to go vegan, but I suspect that is more about dietary ethics and better health than a religious/spiritual observance.
Are there any readers who would like to report some good directions this Lent? With the end so near, not much chance of jinxing yourself.
Some of you might shoot me for asking, but Max, Dick, FrM: how are you doing these days? Have any personal words that don’t, for the former two, involve a lot of ctrl-C and -V work?
Meanwhile, peace to all.