Thursday, May 18, 2017
I like to think of us as unique in our vocation, how we live out our lives creatively. Uniqueness is for the big things. Unfortunately, many of us think of ourselves as unique in the small things. How so? As in, "I am too unique and different to be equal to others in cleaning up after myself, helping out with chores, doing the daily mundane tasks that make life functional. "I don't do housework, dishes, taking ou the trash, and so on." I find that in the small but important everyday things, I am just one of many. Sometimes I may even be unique in this area, if I am the only one who will clean up among a group who are obtuse, or "important, special, busy," to due these tasks. Try living with priests who act like their mother is still taking care of the house. Oops! I spilled the beans. You have us all on pedestals.