Sunday, May 22, 2011

Commandments 11 through 13

Today in his homily, Fr. Don Cullen shared his eleventh through thirteenth commandments.

He characterizes these as three things we can all practice, especially those of us who are married, to stay a little less troubled in life. Having heard him talk about these before, I immediately grabbed a pen because from the first hearing, I'd wanted to do a blog post listing them:
  • The 11th Commandment - "Thou shalt not presume anything."
  • The 12th Commandment - "Thou shalt not presume other people can read your mind."
  • The 13th Commandment - "Thou shalt not take anything personally - even if it was intended that way."
What wisdom!

I particularly needed to hear number 13 this morning. And number 12 was pretty beneficial as well.

At a class one night, he talked about the possibility of a 14th commandment. Unfortunately, I didn't get it down when he said it, and he couldn't later remember it either.



Monday, January 10, 2011

My Prayers for Ted Williams

Here are my prayers for Ted Williams:
  • He stays clean.
  • He has someone around him who really cares about him, his well-being, and is willing to help him say, "No," to more things than he's turning down right now.
  • He remains grounded in his humbleness and thankful attitude toward God.
  • He gets things squared with his family.
  • He's able to help those who are still out there on the street.
  • He spends less than he'll make.
  • He'll still get emotional when he talks about his mother.