When I want to feel like a child again, I turn on the television and watch EWTN with Mother Angelica. I know she is old fashioned, but some things never change. We have the young to teach us the things that change and the old to teach us the important things that never change. She takes me back to the simple life we used to live. She is almost Always right! She talks about God and our place here on earth and how God has a plan for us.
We pray it’s a good one!
The world is all hustle bustle today with electronics making us smart and confused at the same time. We need it, it sometimes owns us, but listening to Mother Angelica it all seems more simple somehow.
I had nuns I did not like, one in particular Sister Dolorosa. My father picked her as my music teacher because she was Italian, I didn’t like her one bit! She fell down a flight of stairs and I got a new nun, sister Joseph. At first I thought I had ” the power” and made her go away with wishful thinking! That alone should give you an idea of what a handful I was. I wasn’t a bad kid, just a clever and always thinking one. My mother had my number and would say “Judi Mae, I know you are making the balls and the rest of them are firing them” and she was right!
When I grew older I realized I didn’t like her because she was “strict” and was on to me when I didn’t practice. She disciplined me with a tone and a particular look over her glasses that scared the wits out of me. She was in charge and I practiced! Sister Dolorosa taught me more in two years than any other teacher I had! Children need discipline to become balanced individuals, we had plenty of discipline at school and are better for it.
Mother Angelica died on Easter Sunday, she was 92. She had common sense and optimism. She was a straight talker and a saint. To me her most valuable lesson was, Jesus calls us all to be saints , don’t miss the opportunity! She never did.