Sunday, October 10, 2010

Confession is good for the soul

I was beginning to find myself drifting into habits I don't like - and that could lead me astray. So I went to confession.

The priest wisely pointed out that many of my failings are due to choices I make - and that I could make the right choices. I have to get into the habit of making the right choices. Then when the bigger challenges come I'll be stronger, more sensitive, and more self-aware.

Pax et bonum

Saturday, October 9, 2010

St. Francis cookies

Before last night's SFO meeting - at which we were going to have a small celebration of St. Francis's feast - I looked on line for cookies associated with St. Francis.

I learned for several sources that apparently he was fond of almond cookies.

You learn something new every day.

I stopped a store on the way. They did not have "official" almond cookies, but they did have something like them. I bought them. Next year, maybe I'll try my hand at making some real ones.

I also discovered a couple of more recent recipes for "Wolf Paw Cookies," which he would not have known, but which were created in light of the story of Francis and the wolf of Gubbio.

Maybe I'll try those some time too.

A silly post? Perhaps. But Francis did consider himself a Fool for Christ.

Maybe like me he was a Fool with a sweet tooth.

Pax et bonum