Sunday, October 25, 2009

The Way I See It

We like to sit up front for mass. Today we got the second row.

The altar server was a young girl - probably 9th/10th grade - and was wearing frayed blue jeans and turquoise rubber flip-flops. Hmmmmm

On the row in front of us were 5 young men - maybe 18-20 yrs old. They zipped into the parking lot in their giant pickup and were laughing and cutting up as they walked down the sidewalk. All five looked as if they dressed from the same closet. Rugged boots, worn jeans and longsleeved button-ups, untucked and slightly wrinkled. They all knelt down and prayed before mass started and each participated fully. They chuckled when Fr. Duffy threw in his weekly joke (it's just not Sunday without one) and they stayed in their pew, singing the last hymn until the music stopped.

I'm constantly being taught lessons from above.

Thank you Jesus for your unconditional love.


Catholic Chicks said...

I am always taught lessons the same way!

Connie said...

If I didn't know better, I'd think you were talking about my 3 sons. (except we're in Michigan)It seems all teenage boys dress alike, but it doesn't mean they can't come and worship respectfully.

Holly@A Life-Size Catholic Blog said...

I wanted to say hi and to invite you to link up one of your posts on a networking meme.I've received a few requests to open up “Pay It Forward” to posts from a bloggers own blog and I thought I'd give it a try. Although the original idea was to share what you've seen elsewhere on the internet, I recognize that each time we post something on our own blogs we are also sharing Good News, great tips, wonderful prayers, fabulous photos, scrumptious recipes, hilarious humor, unbelievable books, stories of goodwill, or good things that have knocked our socks off. I hope you’ll post something from your blog.
I'll leave the March linky open until March 14th. I can't wait to see what gets posted!

Rebecca Hamilton said...

Sounds like my kids!