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, January 12, 2020

Thoughts from Mass


The following was a part of the readings in this week's Mass:

I have called you for the victory of justice,
I have grasped you by the hand;
I formed you, and set you
as a covenant of the people,
a light for the nations,
to open the eyes of the blind,
to bring out prisoners from confinement,
and from the dungeon, those who live in darkness.

For me, this speaks to me again of the profound task that we are each called to work towards... the task, the need to be striving to be people who help.  People who work diligently to care for others, to help others, to devote ourselves to work for the betterment of the world.    We are meant to not be selfish, but instead to be kind.  We are meant to be thoughtful and not self centered.   We are meant to give our ourselves and to not expect anything in return.  We are meant to have a purpose.  

It is hard.   A part of me sometimes resists trying to understand because when I am focused on understanding what I SHOULD do, then I more fully realize how much I fail and how little I do that has real meaning for the greater good.  It is a harsh light that reveals my many flaws. I hate seeing how much I lack in being the person I should be.  But, without seeing this clearly and starkly.... it is very challenging to know how to proceed in the effort to BECOME better.

PipeTobacco

3 Comments:

Blogger JACKIESUE said...

I'm pretty sure my purpose in life now is to hold trumps supporters feet to the fire..

Monday, 13 January, 2020  
Blogger PipeTobacco said...

That is a very, very important purpose!!!! No matter who..... vote BLUE!!!!

Wednesday, 15 January, 2020  
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Saturday, 18 January, 2020  

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