Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Suffering: Outside-the-Walls

I continue to pray to love suffering, to embrace it and consider myself very blessed to be given so much, and to pray for closeness to Christ and distance from all that is not Christ. I guess that would be sin that I must avoid, and it can come in little things, in a way, the little distractions. Maybe the gardens and ducks that were checking out a place for a nest, help more remind me of simplicity and goodness, or the simple pots.

I seem to be like St. Paul Outside-the-Walls--that beautiful church in St. Paul's honor, built where his head was chopped off and bounced three times, which at the time was built outside the walls of Rome, yet today of course is quite in the city, since Rome grew far beyond the initial "walls".


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