Go placidly among the noise and haste
Last weekend I went to the funeral services of my Uncle Jack. We don’t get together as an extended family very often anymore...even more so because of COVID. The older generation has passed away already and those that are left just can’t drive like they used to. So when we have occasion to be together it reminds me of how very thankful I am to have been able to grow up with such a kind and loving family.
My Uncle Jack was first generation Irish American. He went to Mass every single day but would never have mentioned it to anyone.
The only way you would have known that he was a deeply spiritual man was by the way he lived his life.
My cousin told me that he once asked his dad why he went to church so much and my Uncle replied, “for all of you. I go to pray for you.”
The Desiderata was one of his favourite writings and was on his desk his whole life.
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