Monday, April 4, 2011

Daily Devotional Reading: I'm Caught Up

For some folks, those 'daily devotional' books are an important part of their faith life.

I'm not one of them.

It's not that I don't like booklets with daily readings, or think there's something wrong with them. I think they're fine.

I just don't find it easy to 'get into' them. Or keep to a regular reading schedule. That could have something to my being ADHD-inattentive. I'm on medication, now, that's doing a pretty good job of controlling that glitch in my neural circuitry. And that's another topic. (November 11, 2010)

This Lenten season, some folks made an excellent little booklet available - and Father Statz said we should read it. No problem with that, like I said, in principle.

It's actually reading that sort of thing that's been a problem.

I've discussed the - possibly-unconventional - way I'm trying this year, in another post. (March 24, 2011)

I got off to a late start, but the new system's working. Today, taking care of a necessary bodily function in the lavatory, I got caught up.

It may not seem all that 'spiritual,' doing devotional reading the way some fellows read the sports section: but at least this way I'm getting The Magnificat® Lenten Companion ( readings done.

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