Well, all the presents are wrapped, holiday foods prepared, tree & decoration complete. It is Christmas Eve. Right now I thinking about Mass tonight and not without some apprension over singing the Gospel tonight. But no matter how it comes out, I'll be proclaiming it with Joy!..
I can't really place when it happened but it did; I had become a cynic. Maybe it was the economy, unemployment, the last election or just me marching into middle age, but I had become increasingly cynical about life. I mean, politicians and CEOs put power over people, doctors and lawyers only care about money, most marriages are doomed to infidelity, promises will be broken, death is the only certainty, etc, etc, etc....
Thank you Tiger Woods, for releasing the 'genie in the bottle'. Maybe it's not what you intended but what was in the dark has come to light and your carefully -constructed- media-exploited world has come crashing down. Your frail humanity shines while your media god images tarnishes, foes revel in your downfall, friends turn away and 'lovers' well....Let's just say there's not to much 'love' to be found there...
Hi, welcome to my weekly blog. I'm deacon Michel and I love blogging and the healthy exchange of constructive ideas. Now my mind has been known to wander on a million different things all at once so don't be surprised at what you find here. I often scratch my head and go 'Huh?' at my own thoughts. Feel free to leave a comment and share your thoughts with me.
This blog reflects MY ongoing Christian journey: insights gained through the Holy Spirit, my experiences, my studies, my relationships. The content of this website is solely that of Deacon Michel du Chaussee, and does not represent the Archdiocese of Miami or any other entity of the Roman Catholic Church in any official capacity. Needless to say, I hope that none of my writings are contrary to the doctrines of faith and morals that are reflected in Sacred Tradition or as taught and guarded by the Magisterium of the Church or to the truths of God as revealed in the Holy Scriptures.
For I take seriously what a very wise man has often said to me:
"Ordination is not license for private practice" - Msgr. A. Andersen