The Thoughts of a Frumpy Professor

............................................ ............................................ A blog devoted to the ramblings of a small town, middle aged college professor as he experiences life and all its strange variances.

Sunday, July 12, 2015

Mass Readings

In listening to the readings at Mass this week, I found the following excerpt to be especially relevant for me:

"He instructed them to take nothing for the journey
but a walking stick—
no food, no sack, no money in their belts.
They were, however, to wear sandals."

My wife and I have been working quite strenuously to try to declutter our lives.  We have had garage sales, and have donated a helluva lot of stuff to St. Vincent DePaul and Goodwill during the last year.  It has truly been very helpful.  Having less stuff feels freeing.  Having less clutter helps in so many ways.  We both admit that it is hard to give up stuff at times, but we both also admit it has been very good.  We still have a ways to go, but after hearing the above at Mass, we both feel more motivated to continue this effort.



Blogger BBC said...

I left a hell of a lot of stuff in Washington when I moved, just walked away from it all. Decided that collecting too much stuff is a mental illness.

Monday, 13 July, 2015  
Blogger billy pilgrim, knight of the woeful countenance. said...

i hope those guys weren't going for a long journey with no food etc.

i've given a few truck loads of stuff to goodwill recently. i couldn't stand the thought of a bunch of vultures coming to a garage sale to grab my parents stuff on the cheap.

Monday, 13 July, 2015  

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