Wednesday, March 30, 2016
The Devil at Work in Bear's Home
If you did happen to read that, you know the Bear's Easter was awful. He was unable to wake up and go to Mass.
The Devil, who has a wonderful sense of humor, the Bear has discovered, had gotten the Bear and his mate arguing about which prayer book we were going to use. We have our simple four-week psalter meant to be sung; Christian Prayer, which is a pared down version of the full Liturgy of the Hours, but still has seasonal material; and the actual four-volume Liturgy of the Hours. Then we also have two choices on glass: Divine Office and Universalis.
The Bear will spare you the details, but that's right, which prayer book to use caused domestic strife to the point where we didn't do anything. You have to give Old Scratch credit.
The truth is, it doesn't matter. We should not insist on having our way. That is Marriage 101. But the ego rises up like a Bear and roars, sometimes, doesn't it? Stupid issues like this seem important and take on a life of their own, all powered by ego, then anger. It's like the arguments Orthodox have over calendars.
It's all ironed out now. We use Christian Prayer. End of story.
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