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Teresa Tomeo is considered one of today's leading contemporary Catholic thinkers and teachers. Here you will find her popular Eye on Culture column published through Our Sunday Visitor newspaper as well as her thoughts and reflections on issues of the day.
I read a story recently that I found very profound and I thought I would share it with you.
Standing on the deck of a fishing boat in the waters of Panama, Denise Leblanc’s heart beat fast when she realized a blue marlin was on the other end of her fishing pole. Deep-sea fishing with a group of friends in the Caribbean was a dream vacation—something on her “bucket list” of things to do. Since Denise had caught one the day before, she handed the pole to a friend to have the opportunity.
A fierce fighter like the marlin usually takes a couple of hours to exhaust enough to reel in. It was late afternoon and the boat's captain wanted to get back so he put the boat in reverse, allowing slack in the line to reel in faster. They had the still-green fish to the boat within about half an hour. The first mate estimated it to be twelve feet long and approximately six hundred pounds.
You’ve probably been asked about the “what” when it comes to your bucket list; top goals to accomplish, dreams to fulfill, or fantasy items to obtain before you kick the proverbial bucket. Maybe it’s the chance to own that villa in Italy or the south of France. Maybe it’s finally taking that dream cruise or going on that African safari. But how many of us ever stopped to consider the “who” when it comes to drawing up that list?
In a sense I guess I did but the answer wasn’t very deep. As a matter of fact it was pretty typical of the life I was living before I came back to my Catholic faith. If someone had asked me about the designer of my list I would have responded quickly and proudly with “well me, myself, and I of course.” Those few words pretty much summed up my life’s philosophy back then; an approach that led me down a destructive and empty path even though on the outside everything looked just fine.
So what’s on your “to-do” list today? Thinking about all the lists we make during our life-time was the thought process that led to “God’s Bucket List.” It is good to be organized. It is certainly not a bad idea to even establish a long term list of goals. What I have found however, in my own life and the loves of many who are still searching for happiness and fulfillment, is that we make our list and then take it to God for His stamp of approval. For years I was famous for telling the Lord “okay this is what I want to do with my life and if you can help me accomplish these things sooner than later that would be great.” What I should have done, and what it took me years to learn is, is to instead seek God’s will in my life first. In other words ask, seek, and knock to discover the plans God has for me verses my own plans.
Earth to journalists everywhere; read the Catechism. It’s all in there and it’s old news.
We all know that marriage is under attack in the country and our world. One of the best ways to stand up for marriage is by living out that sacrament to the best of your ability! My husband - Deacon Dominick Pastore and I, along with Fr. Leo Patalinghug, are leading a 10 day Retreat for Couples to Rome, the Amalfi Coast, and Pompeii in Italy, in May 2014. Savor wonderful food, breathtaking views, amazing visits to historic Catholic sites, even the Sistine Chapel and the Vatican Museum, plus much more.
I am blessed to travel abroad quite frequently. Less than two weeks ago, when I returned from my most recent trip to Rome, I noticed something as I was about to go through customs at Detroit Metropolitan Airport; home turf felt a lot less like familiar territory or the safe harbor I had known it to be growing up. It was supposed to be the greatest country on earth, and the land of the free and the home of the brave. As an American, I felt less at home in my own country than I did in Italy. Granted I am of Italian heritage, and being so close to the Pope and the Holy See does add to my comfort level in a foreign land, but this time it was more than that. I was struggling with the growing threats to our freedoms, most specifically our religious freedoms; freedoms we grew up with and for too long, I think, have taken for granted.
Last month, attending a scientific conference at the Vatican on stem cell research, I was awed to learn of cutting edge discoveries for healing being accomplished in union with the Catholic Church. This week, I am in Lourdes, France with my husband Dominick and again, I am in awe. Lourdes is a place where healings occur that defy scientific explanation. But beyond the miraculous cures is something deeper than mere signs and wonders. Here, is a faith so thick you can feel it in the air.
Did you ever think that we would be at the place we are today in terms of being on the brink of having the highest court in the United States possibly helping to solidify a redefinition of marriage? Well that’s where we are; smack in the middle of one of the most crucial debates that impacts each and every one of us, especially children. It doesn’t matter that there is an overwhelming amount of evidence showing the best place for children is in a home with a mother and a father. It doesn’t matter that society has a vested interested in stable marriages between one man and one woman. All that matters is what some adults want or think is a right.
We live in a topsy-turvy, black is white and white is black world. But this is what happens when we go outside of the natural order or God’s plan. Everything is acceptable except the concerns of those who disagree. If you want a good example of just how far we have fallen take a look at this article sent to me by a listener and blogger, Diane. The article in Charisma News explains how group marriage, yes group marriage, is now being discussed in Holland.