Sunday's homily, given this week by our Deacon, really hit a note with me. I keep wondering if I'm in a mid-life crisis or what -- but as I have watched Sarah graduate this spring, and help her prepare to leave this fall, I see my other kids getting older as well -- heck, next week, our twins will be double digits already!! I will only have one child left in single digits. I find myself wondering if I'm doing the things I should be doing -- the things that God wants me to be doing. I pray about it, but often have to figure out if what I'm hearing is what God is telling me, or if it's what I want to hear so I'm making it up in my head!! LOL
At any rate, he had one line in his homily that really struck a chord with me -- "God writes the book, you just fill in the lines." I love that. So often we try to figure out -- if God has a plan for us, why do we have free will? Do we really have free will? Well, we do -- and God has a plan for us, we just have to work through it and find our ways. Will we make mistakes? Most certainly! Have I? Oh, gosh, yes! But do I think I'm still on "the path"? I guess I can't know for sure, but I certainly hope so!
I've been struck today by this thought again -- with the verdict in the Casey/Caylee Anthony case. Honestly, I'm probably one of the few people who really don't know all the details in the case. I've heard about it -- and I know what supposedly happened, but I don't really know all about it. I DO know that Facebook is all atwitter about it -- everyone is upset -- she was guilty in everyone's book. But here's the thing. None of us know what really went on. And that jury? They didn't say she was innocent. They said she was not guilty. There is a big difference there.
I keep reflecting on her "book" that she was given at the beginning of her life. God has a plan for her. Was this part of it? Is she just filling in lines? Or did she start her own chapter?
In the end, it's not between Casey and Caylee, or Casey and her parents, or anyone at all. It's between Casey and God. And, as my friend Jacob so wisely put it: