February 3, 2010

From My Confessor

"You are little hard on yourself. Just think about it."

Sometimes it's the simplest messages, as well as the ones that descend to the natural level, that are the hardest to hear.

Since 'grace builds on nature,' we should remember that nobody likes to sit a long time on a hard seat. Firm perhaps, but not hard. So if our nature is too hard, maybe grace won't want to sit there either.

How's that for opening up a can of mixed metaphors?


Qualis Rex said...

Sounds like you're in a real pickle barrel of monkeys (I see your mixed-metaphore and raise you one : ) And I second your confessor's assessment: You are often way too hard on yourself. Self-examination is really good for the soul, but self-doubt can hinder your mission in life, whatever that is. I hope you find that happy medium, Father Charles.

FrankCaiati said...

You have NO idea how much I needed to hear this today.
God bless you, always.