Monday, March 13, 2006

What is a Hero?

So, I jumped on the bandwagon and started a MySpace page... And one of the things to list were your heros. I wasn't quite sure what to say at first... I used to always think of a hero as a fictional character, like Superman or Wonderwoman. Had you asked me when I was 7, that would have been my answer. Honestly, I don't think I would've ever characterized someone I knew as an hero.

Webster's defines hero as:

1 a : a mythological or legendary figure often of divine descent endowed with great strength or ability b : an illustrious warrior c : a man admired for his achievements and noble qualities d : one that shows great courage
2 a : the principal male character in a literary or dramatic work b : the central figure in an event, period, or movement
4 : an object of extreme admiration and devotion

I guess I could say my parents...for I admire them and they have shown great strength to raise us and live as they do. And there definitely are people in my life...and the world who could be characterized as such. Soldiers in Iraq are extremely admirable and courageous.

However, I bolded the points that most stood out as I read. And personally, to me, this clearly is a description of Jesus Christ. It's uncanny how perfectly it fits...and ultimately, that is my answer.

Saturday, March 04, 2006

Friends are wonderful...

I have some really good people in my life I can honestly call my friends. There is about 8 or 9 of us from the job who hang out regularly... Some of the best times I've spent in my adult life!

Really good conversation... Contagious laughter... No inhibitions... Just real.

Life is good.

Friday, March 03, 2006


What a wonderful time of prayer and reflection! We fasted on Ash Wednesday... It wasn't as bad as I thought it would be. I used prayer and meditation to get me through. We also ended up going to mass at 7pm...and immediately to the grocery store. Oh, the stares we got...(from having ashes on our foreheads.)

We're giving up meat for lent... 40 days. That's a long time. The idea is to create a hole for the Spirit to fill... There's definitely a hole, allright. I just need to work harder on praying. Finding "alone" time and silence isn't as easy as it seems.........................................