In another life I, with Scott Schill, Leader-Post City Editor at the time, Toarr Springstein who was with Saskatchewan Department of Northern Development I think it was called, were on a fishing trip to Lloyd’s Lake. It took close to 12-hours to drive the almost 900 kilometers from Regina to La Loche and we were to fly out to Lloyd’s Lake as soon as we got there.
We loaded our gear onto the Cessna 180, Toar got into the front seat, Scott and I in the back and we roared off over the water, but the aircraft said forget it this is too heavy so Scott and I were deposited back at the dock. Toar was a big man, even by today’s standards of football players. He was a retired guard or tackle from the Roughriders.
I have recently come across questions about dialogue in the Catholic tradition in at least three different contexts. First of all, Pope Francis’s prayer intention for January 2016 was interreligious dialogue. This got a lot more play than is normal for a Pope’s monthly intention because it was also the first time the Vatican accompanied the announcement of the Pope’s prayer intention with a video. Many Catholics expressed concern about this choice of intention. “Why dialogue with false religions?” they asked. “Shouldn’t we be evangelizing people instead? Isn’t dialogue an admission of relativism? Aren’t we saying, or at least implying, that all religions are equally true?”
Second, at our most recent diaconate formati
It’s the time for prayer, abstinence from meat on Ash Wednesday and Fridays, fasting on Ash Wednesday and Good Friday and almsgiving.
During Lent, I take the time to ponder some of God’s requests of me. Like, can I fast and pray? Or, can I sit with the broken-hearted?
I know that in the end, God requires nothing from me, but to love Him and love others as myself. I do love God and want to have God glorified, so, I am willing to put aside some of the things I would rather do and do those things that God has requested.