A false #missilethreat is NOTHING compared to this REAL DEATH THREAT

wdtprs.com | 1/13/2018 | View all posts by Fr. John Zuhlsdorf →


It’s 8:08 Saturday morning. You’ve slept in on a day off. Your phone has awakened you with a PING. With a measure of resentment you check The Precious™ for its message.

You read it once. And again. And – with the strange feeling that marks the arrival of adrenaline – again.

NOW - WHAT

NOW WHAT?!?

How much time do you have? 15 minutes? 30 minutes? Where do you go? Do you try to call people? Go somewhere?

GO - TO - CONFESSION

GO TO CONFESSION?

You realize that it has been a … how long? … long time, since you’ve been to confession and the memory of a bunch of things floods your mind.

NOW - WHAT

NOW WHAT?!?

Unless you are across the street from the parish, you are pretty much out of luck.

What do you do?

Do you… start praying? Say you’re sorry to God?

People - Habits - Prayer - Lives - Face

People develop habits of prayer and thought through their lives that don’t suddenly change in the face of a catastrophe.

We have to practice for dying, just as athletes and soldiers practice drill endlessly to win.

Times

How many times have I written about a sudden...
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