Saturday, August 18, 2007

Ever onward

Well, another song and a half today, bringing our total to 6. Thanks for the prayers (keep them coming!).
Didn't you love today's first reading? It's on a lot of framed images and bookmarks: "As for me and my house, we will serve the Lord." But what struck me today was the tone of "witness." Joshua tells the people that they are witnessing each other's commitment, and that even the rocks are witnesses who can be called upon to testify. There's an objectivity to the matter: it's not "private" at all! That's important for us to remember, because our culture insists that certain things stay hidden within the heart. The Gospel can't be one of them, though!


MaureenM said...

LOL Sister. We're about the same age but when you wrote, "framed images and bookmarks" at first I thought about web pages with frames and "bookmarks" (such as the one I have for nunblog). Oh, how our vocabulary has changed. After I reread it I caught on and recalled a plaque with that verse in a friend's kitchen long ago.

Anonymous said...

"Christ is the head of this house, the unseen guest at every meal, the silent listener to every conversation". The above was inscribed beneath a lithograph of the last supper on the dining room wall at the home of a very saintly friend. Makes one think twice before speaking.