Wannabe Martha

Still trying to figure out which Martha

Different Year; Same Dilemma

Do I watch it or don’t I watch it?

“It” would be “The Passion of the Christ”.  For the last I-don’t-know-how-many years I’ve been promising myself that I would watch it on Good Friday before going to Mass.

Haven’t managed it yet.

I have the movie and I have the time.  I just don’t think I have the stomach.  As a cradle Catholic, I’m well aware of the facts surrounding Christ’s death.  Have watched it played out at more Friday Night Stations of the Cross than I can count.  But I can’t quite bring myself to watch the reality of that death.  And I feel badly about that.  I feel badly that I can’t bring myself to watch something I know.

Maybe this year I will.

[Edited to add – so, not this year.  At least not this Good Friday.  But there’s still time.  Easter technically lasts until Pentecost.]

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Overheard at Mass on Sunday

I actively discourage whispering in the pews before Mass begins, but could not actually take umbrage with the following:

Angharad:  Advent starts next Sunday.

Iseult:  Thank goodness.

Angharad:  I know.  We get Latin again.

Iseult:  I don’t see why we can’t have it all the time.

Angharad:  Yes.  It’s so much better.

Iseult:  Plus the hymns are better.

Angharad:  That too.

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The Smudgefutt Letters Part I

It’s been a long time since I read The Screwtape Letters, but this tribute had me pull it back off the shelf.

And do check out Adopting James – a wonderful place to while away some time.

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