Politics in the Grand Scheme of Things

by Sal on April 7, 2009

in Politics,Religion

I struggled this morning searching the various news feeds and blogs that I follow to find a topic that interested me enough to write a post on, without success.  Most of the stories boil down to the latest Obama Gaffe (there are many), to Obama’s latest effort to make our country less safe, to his latest effort to bankrupt and socialize the nation.  All important topics, but somehow they didn’t grab my interest this morning.  I started thinking about politics and how much it consumes people (sometimes myself included) and how much it takes away from the important things in life, such as Faith, Family, and Friends.

In my own life, I have been blessed with a wonderful, loving wife, an incredibly supportive family, and great friends with whom we share both good times and our life values.  I am also lucky to be part of a faith-filled, vibrant parish that contributes greatly to my faith-life and relationship with God.

This week is Holy Week, the most sacred week in the Christianity.  In the Catholic Church in particular, it is filled with ancient and beautiful liturgies that recount the saving action of Christ through His Passion, Death, and Resurrection.  For us Christians, it is a time of reflection on our own relationship with God, and by extension, our relationship with others.  It is a week to slow down the general pace of life and reflect on higher things as we approach the joyous feast of Easter, of Christ’s victory over sin and death.

So while politics is important and plays a large role in my life, as it should, it is not the be-all, end-all of existence.   While I’ll still post articles and my thoughts on politics this week that I find interesting, they may be fewer in number.  I plan on taking a step back, and think about the important parts of life; faith, family, and friends, and possibly write some reflections on the Easter Triduum as well.  Politics will still be there next week, and there will be plenty to say about it.  For those of you celebrating Holy Week and Easter, may its celebration bring you closer to Christ our Savior.

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Southern Girl April 7, 2009 at 12:29 pm

great idea, Sal! Happy Easter! What a joyous time of year!


Moogie P April 7, 2009 at 6:23 pm

Happy Easter!


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