Sunday, 13 May 2007

Sloth... Avarice...

Hmmn. I might be needing that Papal Indulgence...

My Spiritual Director recommended some more books to read. I nearly protested that I hadn't finished a whole bunch of books from before, only I realised that this was due to sloth on my part... I'd allowed myself to get side-tracked by an old Tom Clancy, which, as well as being decidedly un-spiritual, means that I still haven't managed to finish the "Autobiography of a Soul" by St. Thérèse...

There is the added complication that I put several books down in a pile somewhere, and then brought a load of books and other belongings home from my classroom (I've resigned from my post) and I haven't managed to clear everything up... and so I can't find the books...

So I dutifully went to my favourite book sites to see what I could find. And this is where avarice kicked in... I do like books, you see. And I found that choosing one triggered off a train of thought that suggested another title which I might find profitable... and another...

...and then I wondered about statues...

...I like statues. I like pictures of saints too, but statues are better (they don't need frames, or putting up on the wall...)

On the positive side, I shall be able to look forward to lots of nice parcels over the next couple of weeks...

7 comments:

Brad Harvey said...

Mac, you sound just like me. I have little sense of restraint where books are concerned. I look forward to the day when I can stop squandering so much on food and other frivolous stuff and just buy books.

Mrs Jackie Parkes MJ said...

i'm similarly overwhelmed with books!

Stephen Wikner said...

Hmm. Sounds 'orribly familiar in almost every detail.

Mark said...

You're like me. I'm not very proud of it, but books are so lovely!

Jay said...

Actually, Mac, if you could enjoy reading book on your computer, some websites offer free downloads of various types of files, including text or pdf formats. I can pass on web addresses. God bless!

Fr Justin said...

Gosh: resigned? I do hope that there nothing sad happened……

Andrew said...

Put a bed right in the middle and you have a photo of my room.

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