Monday, December 27, 2010

Toys"R"Us - Now I'm Ticked

Dear Toys"R"Us:

You really came through for me in the clutch - having that pink Leapster Explorer that Lily wanted in stock, and on sale.  But now you go and schedule a "Three Kings Day" Sale for January 6th?  Come on, weren't you able to make enough money off of our celebration of Jesus' birth?  Now you have to go and try to co-opt Epiphany here in the States?  I can't even look at you right now.

Sunday, December 19, 2010

Sending the Rich Away Empty

The thought came to me while praying the Magnificat:  God "pulls the mighty off their thrones so that they can become the humble who He later exults.  He "sends the rich away empty" so that they will return to Him hungry and be filled.  God's justice and mercy - all Love.  As I am being pruned I will try to remember this.

A Woman with Only Four "Words"

Earlier this week I was struck by our Blessed Mother's four "words" in Scripture: 
  • "Be it done unto me according to Thy word"
  • "My soul magnifies the Lord, and my spirit rejoices in God my Savior. . ."
  • At Jesus' finding in the Temple, "Why have You done this to your father and me?"
  • "Do whatever He tells you."
I want to explore those words more; it seems to me that the Blessed Mother managed to encapsulate the whole spectrum of our interior lives in those four words - Fiat, Magnificat, Why?, and Do.