Just Keep Swimming

Yesterday was one of those days when I wanted to hide in a cave. Or retreat to a hermitage.  While I love people, I hate politics. And people are, by nature, political. Even in the Church. Even in our wonderful parish.

Jesus I really am trying. I don’t eat barbed wire for breakfast anymore. I may not be holy,but my tongue certainly is. From biting it all the time.  Lord have mercy!

Boy do I ever relate to St. Teresa of Avila.  When she complained to God, because people were gossiping about her, God said,

“Teresa, that’s how I treat my friends”.

She replied,

No wonder you have so few friends.

You just have to love a Saint that is sarcastic with God.  There may be some hope for me. Well I did have to give up sarcasm for lent one year.

It is so easy to get discouraged.  When you are swimming for shore, but never seem to reach it, it is tempting to give in to fatigue and give up.

But I think that The Anchoress has it right. Just keep Swimming.  She found just the right video (hey Deacon Hubby this one is for you too; it is not easy to be a Deacon):

About Susan Kehoe

I am the wife of a Catholic deacon living in Des Moines Iowa. My husband Larry was ordained in 2006. We have two children and five grandchildren.. Our daughter and her family live in Ireland, and our son and his family live in Franklin Massachusetts.
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6 Responses to Just Keep Swimming

  1. Mary Ryan says:

    I love this movie! Thanks for posting and by the way, you must speak whale too;)


  2. Susan Kehoe says:

    Well who knows the Spirit speaks where, and how, it wills.


  3. Sophia Origer says:

    Note to self do not sing that song to a grumpy hubby or child….LOL


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