Letters from a Pastor to His People- September 27, 2020
"That's not fair!" How many times have we heard that from a toddler? Or from a NFL player complaining about a flag (or no flag)? Or maybe a spouse saying "that's not fair!" to his/her partner? Or a priest saying that to his bishop? Or an associate pastor or seminarian saying that to his pastor (never here, of course, at Saint Juliana!)?
Or us saying that to God?
We might not know we're complaining internally to God. We can usually tell by our "spiritual mood." Are you more prone to distraction in prayer? Do you find yourself brooding in prayer or anxious in prayer? Is there a glaring division between your prayer life and moral life? That is, you seem to be praying okay or experiencing peace at Mass, but then as soon as you see your family or walk out to the parking lot you're angry?