Today’s the 26th Sunday in Ordinary Time.
A modern examination of conscience. (But not too modern… we’re loyal to the teachings of the Catholic Church here!)
Many who are first will be last, and the last will be first. Matthew 19:30
Humility: First, say to yourself, “I’m such a terrible person. I can’t do anything right.” Now pick the most gruesome public mortification you can think of. Go stand on the street corner and let the world know how awful you are. Bingo. Right?
How to reduce the anxiety caused by digging up memories of your most embarrassing moments.
To my 10-year old brother, it was a funny question. “What is your most embarrassing moment?” he asked, “Mine is when I asked my friend to marry me and she said no.” His thin frame shook in laughter.
I tried to think of a moment to share. As I sifted through the memories, I felt my heart beat faster and the heat rise to my cheeks . Each new stupid thing I had done spun me further down the vortex of anxiety.
I had to get this game over with before I broke out in a sweat. Continue reading “Embarrassing Confessions: How to Leave the Past in the Past”