Sunday, August 29, 2010

king of spain

"once i was the king of Spain, now i eat humble pie
hey Clinton! hey Yeltsin! got problems?
you phone me, now I eat humble pie." (Moxy Fruvous - King of Spain - video -, 1992)
i found a mouse in the garage last night. however, it is being taken care of. on the other hand, this guy, Brain, from Pinky and the Brain, is much cooler! i always enjoyed their dreams of taking over the world, only to be eating humble pie when their plans came crashing down. indeed, the opening song to the cartoon began with this dialogue:

Pinky: "Gee, Brain, what do you want to do tonight?"
The Brain: "The same thing we do every night, Pinky—try to take over the world!"
this Sunday's Gospel is all about humility. it is the foundation to all other virtues! upon entering a room, do i take the lowest place, or the place of honour? i'm thinking Brain would demand the place of honour, while Pinky would be happy with the lowest place. true humility is difficult, because it frustrates our pride. just like Pinky humbles Brain, so do we as Christians humble our culture, and so do my brothers and sisters humble me. how many times must Brain fail at his plans before realizing that happiness, joy, and peace - as Pinky knows it - is what it's all about? why does the world not understand the joy that Christians have? and for me, time to put away dreams of taking over the world, and enjoy my coffee already - enjoy life! how's the motto go, the world is just awesome! love God, love neighbour! what else is there?

speaking of loving life, September is upon us which means the official start of the year - apparently! meetings are beginning, we have a new Sacramental Preparation Team here at the parish preparing our children for Christian Initiation - the Sacraments of Baptism, Eucharist, and Confirmation, and schools open soon as well. i have a meeting with the MRI doctor on Wednesday, hopefully to put a close on this chapter of my life. i have been exercising and playing ultimate frisbee for the past couple months, and so far so good. there's also a new wave of seminarians hitting our diocese, with 8 new guys! WOW! my vocation work continues, and i hope to help update this year, part of my new responsibilities. it's going to be a good year, i can feel it in my bones. here i go again making plans to take over the world. how about i work on Monday, and let you know how that goes first, then we can work out something for the world later. peace out.

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