Saturday, August 30, 2014


If you are content with where you are, what you are doing, e.g. being a stay at home Mom, and someone says, "Why are you doing that?  You could/should be doing this," they are projecting themselves into your space, and they don't fit there.  Your critic is not called to your vocation, or advocation.  That only makes it a bad fit for them.  It is a good fit for you.  You feel a contentment, a fulfillment.  You need not explain or defend your choice.  Why do I spend time in the monastery in the summer?  It is a good fit.  It may not be your fit, but it is mine.  Enough said.  

1 comment:

  1. When I was young, women had three choices:nursing , secretarial work , teaching or going directly into marriage and these were all acceptable.Out side work ended at marriage Married women did not have careers as such. Those that worked outside of the home were in poor circumstance. To my way of thinking "women's lib" was about freedom to make choices not about everyone must now go out into the work force.Many did and others did not----we all have the path we choose to follow and one is not any better than the other. One of the most controlling statements is ' I just don't understand you"--implying that an explanation is necessary . The best reply is, " You don't need to and change the subject--better still walk away if possible without being outright rude. I love Pope Francis most for his, "Who am I to judge?"