I have come to fall in love with teaching in Catholic schools. What are YOU in love with?...

"Nothing is more practical than finding God, that is, than falling in love in a quite absolute, final way. What you are in love with, what seizes your imagination, will affect everything. It will decide what will get you out of bed in the morning, what you will do with your evenings, how you will spend your weekends, what you read, who you know, what breaks your heart, and what amazes you with joy and gratitude. Fall in love, stay in love, and it will decide everything." - Pedro Arrupe

Tuesday, September 24, 2013

If Chairs Could Talk...

Anybody sitting there...?

Have you ever thought how many people sit in any given seat on any given day or week or (even) year? on the bus? on a plane? in the doctor's office? in the classroom?

I have found myself thinking about this more often than I probably should - but it's just so fascinating. Life passes by so fast, and many people walk in and out of our lives...

Today, while at Eucharistic Minister training at school, our pastor mentioned a story that made me think on these things yet again. He explained how he was asked to bless an Italian restaurant and its workers before it opened for business. During the blessing, he reflected on how many things and life events would happen at the tables under that roof - someone would get engaged, someone would say "I'm sorry," someone would be celebrating a birthday...Wow. What wonderful thoughts!

Each seat holds so many stories. 

What stories are the seats we occupy telling? What about the chairs of our students?

Are we listening? 

Are we remembering?

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