Called to the light

Today’s Gospel describes the challenges we face both externally and internally after we accept the call to follow Christ.  Will be be shallow soil?  Will we wilt under the thorns?  Will we make ourselves good ground for the word of God.  So as we face East and fix our gaze on the light of Christ what ground are we standing in?  What do we need to do to grow well?

A good thought for tonight. 


The Skateboarder


     The weather broke wonderful this afternoon in Miami.  I could tell the locals were loving it.  The lonely benches were full, men and women dressed up to go out, boats started moving in the marinas, and families were back in the park walking.  I was loving the break in the weather myself as the breeze kept me cool and comfortable in the afternoon sun walking to dinner.

     Today I wanted to catch a few people in “street photography” mode.  I got two keepers.  The first was this skateboarder.  He was having his fun here near, using this launching pad six to eight feet from three lanes of traffic.  He was quite good with his tricks.  To him they were just warm ups.  If it was me on the board, it would be death defying.

     Home tomorrow!  I cannot wait.  I know it will take more than a few minutes to get used to the noise of five extra bodies running around with their own agendas, but that is what being a Dad is all about right?