3 Days in the Making

I’ve sat through many Palm Sunday masses, most of the time not getting much of out it, but every once in a while finding a spark of inspiration. I was reading along with the second Gospel until I read/heard: “sleeping from grief.” [Full verse: “When he rose from prayer and returned to his disciples, he found them sleeping from grief.” Luke 22:45 NAB] I was both shocked and confused by this. I am currently grieving by association. There are a few people in my life who are in the process of moving through the five stages of grief.

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And throughout the first 4 stages, sleep is not one of the action verbs that is typically associated with “grief.” Sure, someone might be able to cry herself to sleep, but it’s usually difficult to fall asleep, and stay asleep. So it makes me wonder: how did Jesus’ disciples – every single one of them – fall asleep from grief?? Continue reading “3 Days in the Making”

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It’s a Balancing Act (Minus the Clowns)

I’m still here, I’m still eating strong. Reintroducing foods into my diet will probably take just as long (if not longer) than the reset! Self-control is not eating foods on the no-no list. Self-control is also permitting yourself one “new” food item at a time, only one serving a day. There have been a few moments of It’ll be OK if I add 3 things back in at the same time. And usually those moments end with regret. And a miserable rest of my day. Don’t do that! Don’t give in when it’s not time. Continue reading “It’s a Balancing Act (Minus the Clowns)”