So I get a phone call from the dear man I'm married to. Never mind that it's late, and I'm about 5 minutes away from crawling into bed. He is a truck driver by trade and tonight he's in the great state of Alabama. He calls because he has the feeling that he is being led in the wrong direction by his GPS, and wants me to look on mapquest.
So I do, and after several rounds of "CAN YOU HEAR ME NOW", I am finally able to locate where he appears to be headed and where he is supposed to be going.
So I confirm, that if he is headed north to Point A, and he wants to end up at Point B, he is really not going the right direction. So what does he tell me? He'll just keep following his GPS, and he'll call me back in 30 minutes if he's still lost. $%^& (So I'm trying to stay awake, and figure.... I haven't blogged in a few days...)
We can probably draw a spiritual parallel to that pretty easily. God, I'm not sure I'm going the right way. Can you send me a sign, give me an idea, tell me what to do?......... Thanks God, but never mind, I'm just going to keep doing whatever it is that I'm doing. Somebody's telling me it's the right way. I'll call you again if I REALLY need You.
Do you think God just shakes His head sometimes?
In other news - congrats to my brother-in-law. He is the head coach of a local high school football team, and they are headed to the state championship. His team now knows a little something about overcoming adversity, since they had to forfeit four games during the regular season for playing an ineligible player (who lied about his age - falsified documents, etc.)
Wherein Fr. Z assigns some worthwhile reading
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