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Monday, February 11, 2008

I'm not a Martyr...tonight

Thank you to everyone who offered prayers and Mass intentions for myself and the parents and First Communicants.

The evening went well. I don't think my speaking ability was great by any means, but a couple mothers approached me afterward and thanked me for stating that they MUST go to Mass. Period.

I'm almost disappointed there wasn't a lynching. Really, it's the only chance I have at Sainthood. Maybe tomorrow. Or next year.

In all seriousness, though, I have to admit that tonight I felt privileged to be able to stand up there and speak for Christ. To tell people about Him. To speak authoritatively about the True Presence of Jesus Christ and back it up with scripture. To tell of stories of the Saints, and of Eucharistic Miracles.

And most of all, to proclaim in this manner my own love for Christ.

It was an honor to speak for Him, an honor I don't deserve, and that Jesus doesn't need. The Lord doesn't NEED us at all. Any of us. But He allows us to participate in His plan of Salvation, and for that, I will forever be grateful.

Tomorrow I'll give the same talk to the second group of parents. Please continue to keep them, and their children in your prayers.


uncle jim said...

check out my TU entry.

Adrienne said...

Way to go, girl! What about "hunter" lady? Did she attend?

Adoro te Devote said...

Hunter lady wasn't there, but may be tonight. And if she's not...I know who she is and I will call her myself. Her husband may attend instead, anyway. I spoke with him briefly last fall...he was impressed that I've gone hunting and that I have a .30-30. :-)

Fr. V said...

"I'm almost disappointed there wasn't a lynching"


Glad it went well - it can be trying!

Theocoid said...

Don't worry, you have all the time in the world for martyrdom.

Cathy_of_Alex said...

Adoro: Dang it! I think of all that time I wasted composing the notes Father H could use for your funeral Mass Homily. Oh, well, I'm ready just in case....

Ray from MN said...

Adoro: Sorry I missed the first session but I'm praying for tonight.

Do you have a transcript of your talk you could post? I would love to read {and pray} it.

Ma Beck said...

God love 'em.

I left you something on my blog. Just leave a comment after you read it - I'm not going to leave it up.

Ma Beck said...

This is a post on the "Blest Are We"
CCD series which Fr. F. was behind.

Ma Beck said...



Adoro te Devote said...

Cathy ~ I knew I could count on you to prepare the priest who presides at my funeral. I'm a little afraid to ask, though, exactly what notes you were taking! LOL!

Ray ~ I'll eventually post it, maybe this weekend. Right now it's written in "speaking" format.

Thanks, Ma!

Hidden One said...

Like Theocoid said, Adoro, you have your whole life to get martyred - don't give up on it yet!

Adrienne said...

Hugs to the catechist (that would be you)

Adoro te Devote said...

Hidden One ~ Well, I'll keep trying.

Thanks, Adrienne!