Sunday, October 22, 2006

I went to Mass today....

I went to mass today in a small building that sits upon a Peninsula out on blue-green water in a lake in part of Saddam Hussein's old palace complex. Quite a mouthful, yet the sight that I saw was breathtaking. the entire back wall of the building has a huge glass where you can see the water. The sun was hitting on the water and it was one of the most beautiful scenes that I can remember for a long time.

The homily was about how we should not promote ourselves above others. We should not step into the spotlight solely for the purpose of self-promotion or self-gain. I took this to heart, and I prayed about well as prayed for the health, benefit, and welfare of my family. Luckily today was a calm day today. It is a strong contrast to how things have been for the past week. Church really made me feel a lot better today. God made me feel better today.

God knows I needed him today. He offered himself to me yesterday in the form of my daughter writing something for me on a piece of paper that my sons were discussing a football play on. This piece of paper in a way represents part of my reason for living.


Marcus Riley said...

Hey brother. Remember that there's a lot of people thinking about you and praying for you on this side as well. Stay strong, come home safe, and bring your brothers home safe with you. Take care. -- marcus

vicki said...

I saw your post at GOC.

Glad to see you're able to communicate with us via the internet.

Hope all is well.