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Anniversary


Anniversary I was about to post a blog for today, and something in me kept saying that May 14 was some special day. Like what? Duh! I suddenly realized that I was ordained a priest on this date 41 years ago. I had such high hopes then, mixed with some fear and sense of being overwhelmed on this day so many years ago. I was going to fix a lot of broken things, make the world a better place, make a difference. I was sincere but a bit ego-centered. I would find out, not soon enough, that I first had to fix me, and that would take a spiritual journey I had not envisioned on the day I was ordained. What I know, is that God had my back, even though I was delusional. Though some people tell me that I am a good priest, I see myself as good, given all my faults, and weaknesses. That is, I could be a lot worse than I turned out. And maybe I am still growing. I would like to think so. As long as I don't get stuck in my ways, I can be open to that Power, God, who has my back. I still have work to do, on myself and for others. Or God has work to be done and I just string along.

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