Monday, May 01, 2006

Netflix Is Screwing with Me, and More Heartfelt Thoughts

Season 2, disc 1 of 24 is in the number one position of my queue. It's clearly available. And yet, these people over at Netflix skipped it to give me Pride and Prejudice, which had a "Short Wait" and was in position 3 instead. Are these people on my wife's payroll?

Not that it matters to me. I don't need to watch 24. I can turn it off whenever I want. (Bastards!)

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My boy is playing with a big red race car as he wears a purple clip in his hair. Something is amiss here. It may be time to shave his head.

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My wife and I were talking about the beauty of the trees' leaves in the spring. Are they a different shade of green than mid-summer leaves? Is it simply their presence following their long absence? Is it that there is no corruption yet in them? They are a new creation, beautiful and perfect.

Speaking of the perfection of beauty, yesterday's Mass was blurred by my tears. A baby was baptized (a beautiful and perfect baby), the congregation was sprinkled with water to remind us of our own baptism, and we feasted on the Word of God in the Scriptures and in the Eucharist.

I find myself yearning for Mass by Tuesday. By Friday, I feel as if I've been away for a month.

Once a week is not enough.

I was glad when they said to me, "Let us go to the house of the LORD!"

O LORD, I love the habitation of your house and the place where your glory dwells.

One thing have I asked of the LORD, that will I seek after: that I may dwell in the house of the LORD all the days of my life, to gaze upon the beauty of the LORD and to inquire in his temple.


Jared said...

I purposefully have not watched any 24 for just this reason. I've heard it's like visual crack.

I know how you feel about missing the holy gathering, though mine's not called mass. I did the best worshipping of my life last Tuesday night and I can't wait for that again tomorrow.

I thought of you the other day, when a friend of mine said, "The force be with you", and I immediately (and without thinking) replied, "And also with you." Then I laughed like crazy. :D

Scott said...

24 is visual crack. That being said, you need to watch it, dude. The first season is free.

That's so cool about your worship experience, Jared. Is this with your house church? Do you just meet on Tuesday nights?

Mass is offered daily at our church, but I just can't get to it due to kids and distance and everything. It's a shame. I need to move nearer. Or get rid of the kids.

That's funny about the whole Force/Peace thing. A few weeks back we were in Mass and exchanging peace. And over here on my side my wife was saying to someone, "Hi, my name's Laura." Very funny.

Jamie Dawn said...

It is always good when gathering for worship is something that is anticipated and not endured. :)

Pride and Prejudice is such a good movie. If you've never seen Bride and Prejudice, you must add that to your Netflix list. We own it because Courtney LOVES that movie. It is a musical, and a spoof on the story. It is set in modern day India. It is a riot!

Jared said...

The worship experience wasn't with the house church, but was an alternative worship at a local Christian Church. It was just so awesome to be around others who sing loudly and raise their hands and whose faces and body positions show complete happiness and praise. I was really drawn in to participate, and once I did I felt a wonderful release. (I should stop there, lest my language become any more graphic than it already has.) The study of John 8 was really good too, which means a lot when I say it because I am way overly critical.

Anyway, it was awesome, and I'm soooo going back tomorrow. Tina liked the study, but she's not crazy about the style of the music. A lot of it is written by the band there, and it's really repetitive. I like that because it gives me time to meditate on each thought as I sing, but I know she gets a little bored. But she still liked it well enough to go back, so I'm going to be praying that it grows on her, or that we find a solution that works for both of us if not.

Thanks for asking! That is very funny about your wife and the peace! :D