Greetings, my fellow port swillers!

Father went on a tear in his homily today about Certain Persons (he named no names, but said he was thinking of more than one individual) who felt they could cry up their Catholic backgrounds as credible cover for engaging in very non-Catholic behavior on the politickal stage. He also railed against priests and bishops who encouraged such two-facedness. In the end, though, he warned that most of us can only pray such Certain Persons realized the error of their ways and repent. We must not descend into hatred ourselves.

And on that note, he also went into the broader subject of the simple, awful, unavoidable, eternal choice each of us faces: Heaven or hell. And what exactly were each of us doing in our own lives to work toward the former and avoid the latter? Huh? Huh?

Scared the willies out of Ol’ Robbo, I can tellz ya.

I suppose he was starting the gear-up towards Ash Wednesday. Not until I looked it up yesterday did I realize Lent starts so early this year. St. Augustine’s Confessions and St. Francis de Sales’ Introduction to the Devout Life in depth for me this time. That message came through loud and clear today.