We had the best Thanksgiving ever! We didn’t do much.
In the past, I have drained myself with hours upon hours of cooking, baking, cleaning. This year, I advised my out-of-town family that they would be welcome to pop on in for a visit; I would offer refreshments, but that hence forth, I will no longer slave away in the kitchen merely for pig-outs!
No one came.
It was peaceful, restful, and we did enjoy a good meal – on paper plates! I cooked only for the five of us: homemade rolls from wheat that I grind myself; crock-pot beef; crock-pot sweet potatoes, fresh green beans; cheesy, scalloped potatoes and two pumpkin pies. Everything was so very good, even if I say so myself.
One of the biggest temptations for some of us, is to take on a flurry of activities to the detriment of our spiritual life. I am wondering whether this blog is not just such a temptation for me. At first the idea was to galvanize the “troops” to work towards having a regularly celebrated TLM in our area, but we are making no headway. It will happen in God’s good time, but for now, I think it will be best for me to put all my energies, all my efforts, talents, money, into the work of the Institute of Christ the King. I have come to sincerely love and appreciate the Canons and Oblates of that community, and I have decided to cast my lot with them. Neither my local parish nor the diocese will have one red cent of mine, nor the flower arrangements I make for the altar; not any linens I may sew, nor the food I cook and bring for our social events at the Shrine, nor my work of cleaning the church. Whatever I can do for the restoration, I will do for and with the ICR.
Since I will be busier than ever, I am considering easing off on this blog. People seem to be very interested in the Cristeros, so I may continue posting on that subject from time to time. For trad news, and info, there already exist some very good blogs and web sites. Who knows? Maybe after Christmas I may feel differently. We shall see “if”and “how” God may deem it fit to use me and this blog for his purposes.
I am not saying “goodbye”, but we will be seeing less and less of each other!