The first reading at Mass today was from Exodus. It was the story of the golden calf and Moses' intercession for his people after that when God was ready to wash His hands of the whole sorry bunch. The golden calf incident was at the very beginning of the scripture, and if you were having and ADD moment, you could miss it all together. It only took up a sentence or so. But the major image from the homily was based on that. We all have our own "ugly little golden calves" that we need to ask God to take from us. When we come forward to receive Holy Communion, we bring those ugly little golden calves with us, God takes them from us, and gives us the gift of Himself instead. Not really a fair trade, but a gift of amazing love.
I'm the wife of one ancient man and the mom of two teen beings with Y chromosomes.
I teach middle school special ed, and I'm slightly "touched".
I've always been Catholic, but in recent years my faith has become much more important in my life. Now I'm a "Happy Catholic."