Sitting in our large stone, echo-prone cathedral during Mass, I heard a phone. It wasn’t a full-out ring, but that pulsing, vibrating sound of an almost “silenced” phone. It sounded as if it were coming from across the church. I waited, smirking, for the owner to turn it off. It kept going.
Whatever. Persistent but faint, it sounded far away. Not my problem. Annoying, but not my problem.
Then I felt my purse…vibrating. Oh.
Who knows where the problems in life begin, where they’re rooted? As the people of Israel were able to admit their own culpability, so should I—examining my own life first—instead of instinctively casting blame “out there.”
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