Friday, September 30, 2005

Finding Time

I got my rather large book that we are using in adult formation classes, but have yet to crack it open. We are going to be studying Chapter 9 about the chapter of Luke, but the priest said that if we haven't already read the first 8 chapters we should do that so we're not too lost. I am wondering when I am going to find the time to read that and the chapter of Luke in the Bible and deal with school and clean my house and catch up on laundry.

I'm not really complaining. It's good that my life is full because then I don't have time to sit and worry so much. But I really want to learn and am frustrated that I can't find the time to really sit and read. I took my book to the game tonight thinking that I could squeeze in a chapter perhaps, but didn't even get the chance to look at it. I should have spent some time on it this evening, but being already tired, I am sure it would have made me fall asleep and I am waiting for Josh to call for a ride.

I am disappointed by the number of people in the church that are not participating in the adult formation classes. One thing that people say about Catholics is that they are not well-versed in the Bible. And that is sad. I hope that I can become more familiar with it myself. One thing that we did do in the Baptist church was study the Bible.

I wonder if Josh is going to go to church with me on Sunday. I guess I should ask him tomorrow. I hope he does decide to go. I am praying for him daily.


~m2~ said...

here i am, ready to chime in :)

raymond brown is an amazing author, but can be very *heavy* - i have two of his books, the Death of the Messiah, vols. i & ii. it's good to read in correlation with what you are reading in the Word (Luke, is it? we are reading through Luke, too, but one chapter aloud a week and then we discuss).

Chapters 1-8 go pretty quickly :) read them when you get up in the morning, maybe 1/2 hour a day, and add it into your morning meditations. i think you'll enjoy it if you start from the beginning and work yourself up to the chapter you are on. it gives a great overview of the life of Jesus from infancy (raymond brown also has The Birth of the Messiah - quite the prolific writer!)

i agree, some of the presenters can be a bit dry. that's why i use props and colored ink and big paper so they have something to look at instead of me being a talking head...

~m2~ said...

i needed to finish my sentence on Luke - it gives a great overview of Jesus' life from infancy to His death and resurrection.

also know that St. Luke was a physician so a lot of what he includes in his gospel are related to Jesus as the Healer, and the healings are both spiritual and physical.

kind of cool, huh?

Anonymous said...

It is sad that Catholics are not well versed in the Bible. The reason is that we were not encouraged to read it at all in our religious training. I think the idea that the Bible is not traditionally encouraged is that up until very recently in history, most people could not read. and even if they could they did not own a Bible. I think it is important to remember that Catholisim is a very old religion, much older then other christian religions.