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The RCIA, to exact. 

In truth, this has been a long time in coming.  My uncle passed away in 1998 and my experience with that event, or rather feeling the lack of community with my own family during that time — that was the beginning of it. 

It took a lot of things to get me to this point. 

Last night was our second class, and we discussed the journey.  All my years of sitting in innumerable English Lit classes paid off, because I could very clearly see the parallels Father was drawing between Exodus and the more immediate, mundane journeys we all make. 

Then the question was posed: where are you in your journey?  Are you just setting out, are you in the wilderness, or are you arriving? 

I’m in the wilderness. 

No, really.  I am, like Tolstoy in his autobiography, in the forest.  Nothing but trees, and when I climb a tree to get a better vantage point, all I see is more trees. 

I suppose I could draw a parallel myself between the 40 years Israel wandered in the desert, and the fact that I am in my 40s.  Hmmm.  Bears study. 

Stay tuned. 

 

— Mox

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