Food for thought from "The Traveling Death and Resurrection Show" by Ariel Gore:
[book read in January 2007]
You ever get the feeling that your destiny is way bigger than the life you're living?
Sometimes it is right to battle death, but sometimes death has its reasons.
... one day you return ... and when you do, you will not be a stranger. This is the beauty of home.
What if our characters aren't measured by the way we live day-to-day? What if we're judged instead at moments like these, angry and running?
If you've abdicated your right to create your own life, vow to take it back. If you're ruled by your possessions, give them away. When you've finally cleared your head - after thirteen hours or thirteen years - descend from the mountain and do your work in the world.
Our Lord does not look so much at the greatness of our actions, nor even at their difficulty, but at the love with which we do them.
Oh, Frankka. Anyone can be a saint on a mountaintop.
All things are passing. God alone abideth.
And embrace the radical notion that you can please God by being simply and untheatrically yourself.