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, February 11, 2014

Shirley Temple Reminder

As you probably heard on the news or read online, Shirley Temple Black passed away today. A symbol of hope during her childhood for those in the Great Depression, she was able to bring a smile to everyone's face due to her adorable looks & curls, memorable voice, and impressive dance steps.

Personally, she reminds me of many a Sunday morning, when, upon coming home from Church, my sister and parents would turn on "Shirley Temple Theatre" (or whatever it was called) and enjoy that week's episode as a family.

It was relaxing, wholesome fun. It was one of my favorite ways to spend my Sundays. And I am so grateful that my parents made sure that both Church and family were the foundation of the start of each week.

Too often nowadays families are too busy - running kids to and from practices, traveling on business, etc. Where does family fit in? Where does God fit in? Often, both of these crucial things get pushed to the side. And at what cost? Our society emphasizes this go-go-go culture...

But what do we really gain from that?

My argument would be that we don't earn much.

I wish families would take back Sunday and take back time for family and faith. It's something small but so very important if we want a better future for the next generation and the rest to come.

It doesn't have to be Shirley Temple...but find something or someone that brings you together.

1 comment:

  1. I was commenting about that show to my coworkers!! One of my favorite Sunday memories...