Friday, August 6, 2010

Take me out to the ball game

I will be going to a ball game tonight (minor league) with family and friends. Can't wait to jump and shout, spill popcorn and maybe beer on the person in front of me, and just plain have a good time.

I will be looking out at the stands and imagining them filled with legionaries in black cassocks, like the photos we would take after big events in Rome. Can you imagine a stadium filled with LC's for a game? Neither can I. I doubt that legionaries in the future will be able to take part in the simple pleasures of life.

By the way, I am less than a week away from knowing the results of the Bishop's meeting with his council. Time is flying. What seemed like it was going to be a very long visit home is turning out to seem much shorter. I admit I am ready to get back and get started. I think that is the most important thing on my mind these days.

Hey batter batter!

===== UPDATE =====
My team lost, but that's ok. It was more important to spend a night out than to win.

3 comments:

  1. Father, I pray the "new" Legion will indeed permit the priests to enjoy simple things like a ball game. The strict limitations on things outside of the Legion's control is a huge part of the problem.

    Enjoy that game and realize that you are finally free to develop your vocation as God intended.....in freedom.

    ATL Granny

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  2. Father I am so grateful to you for sharing this journey with us. In the beginning I was confused-not doubtful confused-but reading your journey is like witnessing an awakening.

    We have journeyed with you from moments of sadness-suspicions and confusion-to what you are experiencing today-freedom, security and joy.

    Most importantly you remained faithful to the Lord the entire time. Your story has been a fantastic witness.

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  3. Congratulations on the ball game! Personally, I prefer minor league to major league-- more family friendly, and you get to sit closer to the action!

    The no-ball-game rule for the Legion has always struck me as weird... especially since "Priests (or Nuns) enjoying a hometown sporting event" is sort of a trope of Catholic Americana. To the point that one of my sports adverse friends joked that clearly he wasn't called to the priesthood, because he was utterly indifferent to baseball! ;)

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