Today is the Feast of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary into Heaven. (Catholics believe she was taken into Heaven body and soul - think Elijah minus the chariot of fire.) So Happy Feast Day to you!
On this day, my very good friend and Lydia's godmother are going to start praying together. I desperately need a strong Catholic to help keep me accountable, someone who will pray for me, over me and with me. I greatly esteem Katie and asked her if she would do this with me so we can become stronger Christians and better friends.
We'll begin by going to confession, then attending Mass and finally by praying. Hopefully we'll top it all off with gelato or Starbucks.
As you can tell by the previous post, I need this. I'm pretty certain that my current laziness in my faith is part of the reason I'm feeling so lost and uncertain right now.
Postscript: I used the picture I did, which is not a picture of Mary being assumed, because it was a staple in my childhood. You'll notice the rays of light coming from her hands. As a girl, any time I saw sunlight breaking through clouds in similar rays I believed Mary was in the spots the light touched upon. I still love that idea.