We read today that St David advised his followers to refrain from eating meat and drinking beer.
Well, I don’t really eat much meat or drink beer but I hope the Saint didn’t mean that one should refrain from all alcohol! Shock!
And tonight some of us are going to the Cyndi Lauper concert! Woo hoo!
I am a pretty strong woman. I guess. Or so others tell me…. And sometimes people say that to me, that I am a strong woman, as though being a strong woman is a bad thing. An un-Christian, un-Mary-like, un-motherly and un-wifely thing.
Can one be both strong and holy?
I was heartened last night, when reading “Holy Women of Russia” by Brenda Meehan. In writing of Margarita Tuchkova , the founder of the Borodino community, Meehan says ~
“…the impression left of her (Tuchkova) is of a woman of great residual willfulness. It was will and determination that had enabled her to build a memorial church, a women’s community, and a flourishing monastery. Once committed to someone or something, she used every personal resource and every powerful connection she had, to help that person or plan prosper.”
Education without values, as useful as it is, seems rather to make man a more clever devil.
There are two kinds of people: those who say to God, “Thy will be done,” and those to whom God says, “All right, then, have it your way.”
Thirty was so strange for me. I’ve really had to come to terms with the fact that I am now a walking and talking adult.