Yes, I had another one of those nights when, what should have been a simple trip became quite the adventure!  Leaving a half hour early for a picnic with the Tiffin Serra Club, I still managed to arrive five minutes late.  It seemed there were even detours on the detours!  I didn’t do too badly for a person who is not gifted with a good sense of direction.

 I worked hard to reach my destination last night despite the many road closures I encountered.  I couldn’t help reflecting how easily I sometimes give up when I encounter what seems like a closed road in my spiritual life.  Perhaps I need to be a little more creative in finding different ways to pray or try looking at situations from a different perspective. I wouldn’t think of just sitting on a road staring at the road closed sign; yet, sometimes I sit and do nothing when I encounter a block in my spiritual life. I know the ultimate destination I have – how hard am I willing to work to get there?

Even coming home last night provided some good laughs.  After deciding to take a route I was sure of even though it was a little out of the way — you guessed it, another road closure! God has a great sense of humor!

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  1. Kathy M on August 8, 2012 at 1:09 pm

    I too have found God has a sense of humor;) I like the statement I share with friends that goes something like this; Tell God your plans for the day and watch him laugh:)
    It seems the days I lay things out in my chore list, they may get done or not and never, since I have increased my life living it in his honor and in his way, in the my order of chores. However, the ones that need to get finished are finished and in the end, those that don’t, well they really don’t matter.
    Here is hoping our road blocks are not closed, the detours are few, and the adventure exciting in a humorous way.

    • Sr. Marilyn Marie on August 13, 2012 at 12:16 pm

      Well said, Kathy!

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