Today, the Good Looking One, laid up with a sore back, watched one of her Padre Pio movies.
I was in and out of the living room, but I also watched part of it.
It hit me how many times the movie depicts him as praying. What I know of his life is that he did indeed spent hours in prayer. So did Pope John Paul II, and St. Francis, and so many other saints.
And then I thought of how much time I waste playing games on the computer, or in arguing with people on sites like Facebook. There's nothing wrong with games (at least the kinds of games I play!), or with defending the faith or the unborn, but I spend too much time on such games and, to be honest, arguing in less than charitable ways - time that could be spent on prayer or spiritual reading.
To my credit, I did some reading for school, and of a biography of St. Francis. I did get to Mass this morning, and said a rosary while walking the dog. But if I am to truly grow spiritually I need to work on my prayer life.
Pax et bonum