Saturday, November 8, 2008
Being down in the belly leaves me with little energy for the past three days. Soups, teas and water keep me full while the kittens keep me company, consoling me with their purring and head nudges. I offer up the roly poly nausea to God for others and thank Him for the comfort of kittens and their entertaining acrobatics.
Being a farm, we have cats and dogs for company and protection. The dogs protect us from predators and the cats protect us from snakes, moles, voles and other beasties who would harm limb or garden. The cats have proven quite effective at keeping away the flycatchers who would eat the bees too. Losing a queen to a flycatcher can collapse a hive. The bees need their queen and without her, they abandon the hive if no new queen is added or emerges from a queen cell. Before the bird lovers start an outcry, the cats have never caught a bird yet. The birds are too quick for them. But the cats are able to patrol the area and thus keep the flycatchers and other bee predators at bay. Interestingly, none of the cats have ever been stung. God is good to us.
Last week a man at the parish tried to convince me that a Latin Mass is superior to the vernacular. Apparently no one has notified him that the Magisterium considers both the Latin Mass and the Novus Ordo Masses valid. Personally I am glad to simply be able to attend Mass 6 days a week regardless of its language. With so many parishes being closed down due to lack of priests, we are truly blessed to have both a priest and regular Masses.
Having an attitude of gratitude is the best way to approach life, for God is indeed good to us.
That's me away then.