Wednesday, July 21, 2010

AUFER A NOBIS, DOMINE, iniquitates nostras, ut ad sancta sanctorum puris mereamus mentibus introire, per Christum Dominum nostrum!

Friday, July 16, 2010

Not in emotions....

I think I just got up at the wrong side of the bed (which is impossible because my bed is pushed to the side of the wall) because ever since I got up up things just started to get wrong. My head was aching, my phone was fooling around, there's something wrong with my car, and I have to work in something very late. It's one of those days in which you're tempted to dash a phone to the ground that doesn't seem to cooperate when you wish to make a call, or crash your car into the hedge out of sheer frustration.

It's a good thing I was able to calm myself down and got a grip on the situation. I turned to the psalms in today's Liturgy of the Hours and that soothed me a bit. I think I should do that often. The psalms contain expressions and prayers rising from the human heart tinged with different kinds of emotions. some are made out in frustration and pessimism (e.g. Ps 90 or 42), others are done in a seething rage, some in sadness and dejection, others in penitence and sorrow of one's sins (the famous Miserere or Psalm 51). Some are made in jubilation and rejoicing.

Our formators once advised us to pray with the psalms and I think it would not be a bad idea to pray some on your own as well, especially when you feel whatever is it that you feel. Not only will it provide you with a vent for your feelings, it would afford you with an encounter with God as well, and save your life and sanity, as well as that of others.