Monthly Archives: March 2012

Friendship

One of my best friends posted about how his weight loss helped him get rid of his diabetes medicine. His joy is shared to all and I rejoice with him. The days of putting insulin in my body were days that reminded me of all that was wrong with me. Even though I have (knock on wood) beat diabetes, I am still very cautious about what I put inside of me.
To be morbidly obese is a terrible disease. Not only physically but mentally and spiritually. For years I built an identity that revolved on my “largeness” therefore minimizing the person I truly was! I can honestly say now that looking back, I was miserable. But re-inventing my new self was just as difficult as creating the old self. So instead of creating an identity, I had to become who I truly was inside. And you know what, I like who I am now more than ever. If you are reading this and scratching your head in wonder, that’s okay! But if you get it…..even better.
I am experiencing what i feel is the best parish community I have had thus far. But there were building blocks and lessons learned in my formation as a priest. I can look back at all my former parishes and tell you that my buddy whom I first mentioned had a lot to do with building me to be the priest that I am today. He was tough but I learned so much from him. So, ingratitude to him and in tribute to his success, I acknowledge the wonderful generosity of his inner spirit who has finally “gotten” what he has needed to complete himself.

Very Tardy!

Twenty more days!

Hello friends. so much for pledging to keep the sight updated. I have been busy in a good way. My Lent has been off to a good start. Of course, I’ve had the usual landslide of funerals that often come at this time of the year. I am amazed at how many of my friends are dying. Some natural and some not so natural. but is it really natural to die in your 50’s?

Speaking of dying, I dumped my new doctor and went to see another guy. To my happiness, he is one of my former students at Bishop Noll Institute. What a terrific young man he has turned out to be. but of course, I am not surprised because he was always exceptional. It’s just that now he is the overseer to my good health. How many of you can boast that your cholesterol is 106?

Yesterday was the half way point for Lent. We have 20 more days to go and I so look forward to Easter. With the early spring I have been taking care of some of the things I normally do in late April. I had my carports cleaned, Living room and dining room painted and gathered up all the clothes I’m not wearing anymore for the Poor Box. I even cleaned out all the dead stuff from my outdoor planters and swept the patio. today I hope to do a little raking and maybe taking the root-tiller out to my plant boxes. Sure does feel good!