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Discernment week 2, Fr. Corapi

I’ve been slacking on keeping up with my daily vocation goings on. The weekend screwed me up! I’m keeping up with it offline, never fear! We are now into the second week of marriage as my vocation.
Week 2, day 2: Have moments of intense discouragement, other moments I’m cool with things. My emotions aren’t a roller coaster, just my faith. But I’m reading ‘Quest For Love,’ a book on giving control of your love life up to God, and it’s bringing me such strength and comfort. I’m finding much peace in select verses from Psalm 37:
Delight your in the Lord and he will give you the desires of your heart.
Commit your way to the Lord; trust in him and he will do this:
He will make your righteousness shine like the dawn,
The justice of your cause like the noonday sun.
Be still before the Lord and wait patiently for him.
[…] Refrain from anger and turn from wrath,
do not fret—it leads only to evil.
[…] If the Lord delights in a man’s way,
he makes his steps firm;
though he may stumble, he will not fall,
for the Lord upholds him with his hand.
[…] WAIT FOR THE LORD AND KEEP HIS WAY.
He will exalt you to inherit the land.

Saturday I went with friends to see Fr. Corapi speak (Fr. Corapi is a popular Catholic speaker). It.was.a.blast. Fr. Corapi was awesome-- though, sadly, his usual salt-and-pepper goatee was now dyed completely black. Jackie said he looked more like Howie Mandel than his usual Sean Connery self (he looks and sounds like Sean Connery). Then he told a story about riding a motorcycle, so our friend Eric speculated he was going through a midlife crisis>D We mean no disrespect, the guy’s awesome!!

But it was just so much fun—it was a series of 4 talks, and inbetween each talk there was a 45 minute break, where all of us would just wander about and run into people we knew (the Catholic community is St. Louis is so close-knit, you end up knowing A LOT of the people at these things! Though not everyone, of course—there was 7,000 people there!), or hanging outside, goofing off. It all ended with Mass celebrated by Archbishop Carlson, at which point a lot of the crowd left, so my friends and I snuck down to the floor seats (this was held at the Chaifetz arena) and got to sit on padded seats for Mass! Afterwards we went out to eat on the Hill….there ended up being 10 in our party! I don’t know how this happened, but now, if ever a few of us are going out to eat, we always end up with a MASSIVE group of people. Cuz everyone calls everyone! But it was still fun. I ended up hanging out with these people from 8am to 10:30pm! I was EXHAUSTED that night, cuz, being an introvert, being around so many people takes a lot out of me. But it was still a blast and a full day of absolute goodness.

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