July

It’s hard to believe that we’ve stepped into the seventh month of the year.  It seems no length since Christmas and now we’re closer to the next one than the last one. Time certainly moves on.  Nothing much to share now – just really to put a marker on July.  I received the following story in an email earlier so maybe it’s worth sharing …. then again, maybe not!

I notice my first posting on this blog was on July 8th, 2008 so it’s almost three years on the go now.  I’ve enjoyed it.  As I said at the start, wasn’t sure where it’s going and, truth told, still am not too sure but it’s still going and I suppose there’s something to be grateful for in that. A few months ago a local journalist ran a piece on the blog site I try to keep going (http://www.con-telegraph.ie/opinion/open-agenda/2020-blogging-for-gods-sake)  So we’ll stick at it for another while – Rome, not built in a day and all that …. Yeah, maybe today’s email is worth sharing ……

The Los Angeles Times published the story of a commercial airline flight cancellation which resulted in a long line of travelers trying to get bookings on another flight. One man in the line grew increasingly impatient with the slow-moving line.  At last, he pushed his way to the front and angrily demanded a first-class ticket on the next available flight. “I’m sorry,” said the ticket agent, “First I’ll have to take care of the people who were ahead of you in the line.” The irate man then pounded his fist on the ticket counter, saying, “Do you have any idea who I am?” Whereupon, the ticket agent picked up the public address microphone and said, “Attention, please! There is a gentleman at the ticket counter who does not know who he is. If there is anyone in the airport who can identify him, please come to the counter.” Hearing this, the man retreated, and the people waiting in line burst into applause.   We are like this man.  We have forgotten how to wait patiently. In today’s gospel, Jesus invites us to learn his meekness and humility. 

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One thought on “July”

  1. So appropriate Vincent esp. this time of year when so many are traveling . And speaking of traveling when can we expect to see you on this side of the pond again? We need a “Vincent fix” because you are like a good tonic to all of us. Love, J&C

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