Today was a lovely day and I spent a lot of it on the road. Driving first to Mt. Irenaeus for Mass and then later to Rochester for GardenScape and then out for dinner with Devin and Diane. Winter in Western New York is to be endured and this one has been one of the snowiest and grayest on record. It was just lovely today and I really enjoyed being alive. I haven’t felt compelled to write much here lately. I’ve been very busy learning what I can about Drupal and moving forward with our web development business. I haven’t been doing anything really special for Lent either. I’m neither up nor down, but somewhere in the middle.
Today as I listened to the first reading at Mass I was struck by the following line.
You shall not take the name of the LORD, your God, in vain.
For the LORD will not leave unpunished
the one who takes his name in vain.
For most people that means not swearing. I think there’s more to taking the Lord’s name in vain than swearing. I believe how we treat all that surrounds us is as important as any words we utter. Last week I chaired a meeting where we served brownies and chocolate milk. One of my guests remarked on such treats in the middle of Lent. I think there is a lot more to Lent than giving up chocolate. I’d rather eat brownies and drink chocolate milk and try to love my neighbor than give all that up and be unkind to my neighbor. What is more important afterall?