Thursday, June 12, 2008

I have to say this

I don't know if I've ever mentioned this before but it's bugging me again.
I have a few patients at work that are Catholic. Most of my patients are mennonite because of the area but we do have a few that are not mennonite.

One Catholic man in particular stands out. He pays every Sunday for transportation to go to and from Mass. It's about $50. He also gives alot to the church every Sunday. He also sits there at the table telling the other residents he is better than them because he's Catholic and that only he is going to heaven. He belittles them and is very mean to them. He is also very mean and horrible to the staff, yelling, impatient and swearing at them. He once tore a strip off of me because his pills were 30 min late because I was dealing with a man who was dying. It just really bothers me because obviously this man is not acting like a true Catholic. He might think he is but he's not. To me he is trying to buy his way into heaven.

We have another lady who is a strict traditional Catholic. She does not accept the Vatican changes and will not attend Catholic Mass or communion at our home. She also is mean and nasty.

It just strikes me as odd that they seem to forget love your neighbour as yourself. They seem to forget that Jesus loved the lady at the well who was not Jewish. They just don't act like a Christian.

As you go about your day today ask yourself if you are truly acting like Jesus would want.

Wednesday, June 11, 2008


Please pray for Veronica. She was a sponsor in my dh's RCIA program. She was 31. She had 3 small children under the age of 4. She passed away this morning from an aggressive form of leukemia.

Eternal rest grant to her.
May perputal light shine on her.
May she rest in peace.

Sunday, June 08, 2008


The first thing I thought today: should I get up
The first thing I ate today: have not got that far yet
The first thing I drank today: coffee
The first thing I said today: Hello to my Brother in law
The first action I did today: made coffee
The first thing I read today: news on yahoo
The first item of clothing: i took off…haven't gotten that far
The first person I spoke to today: brother in law then dh
The first chore I did today: turned the dryer on
The first blog I visited today: mine to get to the links
The first phone conversation I had today was with: no one yet
The first post I put up today: This one

Thursday, June 05, 2008

Something to ponder.

Today is the feast day of St. Boniface of Mainz. You can here about him here. He is very inspiring and gives me alot of hope and encouragement.

Saint Boniface, you faced discouragement and failure and learned from them. Help us to hear God's message in our moments of failure and to use what we learn to serve God better. Amen