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Monday, May 22, 2006

Gone Fishin' and Back

Memorial of Rita of Cascia
I spent the weekend with one of my brothers-in-law and a few of his friends and another brother-in-law fishing (and having a few adult beverages--OK, more than a few). As a group we averaged just over one walleye per man, but all I caught, besides some sun and a buzz, was a nice-sized smallmouth bass (out of season). Anyway, I saw this this morning as part of an e-letter from Crisis Magazine's Brian St. Paul and think it is fitting:
I experienced the rejuvenation that only nature can provide. The
fact is, in the natural world, we meet God's creation unmediated by
human hands. That tree over there? God made it. The river? He made
that too. And he did it without the help of man.

So consider this a strong recommendation from a confirmed city-boy:
Take some time to enjoy the peace of nature. God made it for us.
Amen.
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