First off, I have today’s Living Faith entry:
At present we see indistinctly, as in a mirror, but then face to face.
– 1 Corinthians 13:12
My son recently got glasses, and his subsequent experience of unexpected clarity brought back memories.
If you’ve ever had corrective lenses of any type, you know how it goes. You get the glasses, or perhaps an updated prescription, and the first time you look through them, you’re amazed. You knew your eyesight was a little off, but what a surprise to find out how off it actually was.
Quite often, my time on this earth is marked with the same certainty that everything is just fine, that I’m seeing life with absolute clarity, and I must be on the right path because, well, it’s the path I’m on. No other reason, really.
If you’d like to read more of these type of brief reflections, check out The Catholic Woman’s Book of Days or, if you’re thinking, “Gee, I really want to have the Best! Lent! Ever!” try Reconciled to God, also published by Creative Communications for the Parish.
Today is the memorial of St John Bosco – superseded by Sunday, yes, indeed, but let’s talk about him anyway. The old Catholic Encyclopedia entry is a good place to start. Another good intro at the EWTN site.
I wrote about him in The Loyola Kids Book of Saints.
(You can click on individual images to get a clearer view.)