Tuesday, November 15, 2011

5 Days to Go

Five days to go before my temporary vows (for three years) to become a Carmelite.

Monday night the phrase "evangelical perfection" gave me pause. Can I really promise to "continue to strive for evangelical perfection" for the next three years? I mean, it sounds so hoity toity, at the same time, COMPLETELY IMPOSSIBLE.

Then my sweet husband came home from work and straightened me out.

"Are we really going to give up on trying to get better? I mean, are we ever going to go back to thinking that we were fine and be content with keeping our spiritual life on a straight plane."


So I'm back in.


  1. You're so inspiring! Keeping my spiritual life on a straight path would be an improvement for me these days ;)

  2. I'm sure you know this already, but you can do it with the help of the Blessed Mother and Jesus! It would be impossible for any of us on our own! Press forward!

  3. I love the words "hoity toity" hahaha! No. We never stop striving. We try 'til we die!