You never know when God is going to come out of nowhere and BAM!
You just got served an important lesson in personal holiness.
It was Saturday afternoon. I was idly reading blogs, sinking deeper and deeper into the little self-pity party I’ve been throwing all week. But it’s totally not my fault. I mean, come on, lay off! It’s a Saturday, I’m single, I’m in my slippers, I’m grumpy and tired and it’s not my fault I suck at everything. Wah wah wah.
And then… BAM!
This appeared on my screen and changed my whole day. It was from a lovely blog I just discovered To Have Her Heart:
“Quit trying to be successful and be faithful.”
Turns out it’s from her parish priest, who was apparently paraphrasing Bl Mother Teresa. Read it here.
I’m the sort who values big commitments and big results. I like big once-for-all decisions. Like deciding to become Catholic after years of fervent Evangelical Protestantism? Easy. Deciding to put away my self-pity, even for an afternoon? So much harder.
I’m always running after success, even if it godly, looks-good-on-your-christian-resume success. I like success. But no – I’m not called to be successful but – BAM! – faithful.
So instead of partying on – self-pity style – I got up, off my laptop and decided to make scones. See proof!
I don’t think the scones were very successful. I overcooked them and I didn’t have any cream. But I made them and it was fun.
Take that self-pity!