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  • Deacon Dan Wright serves the Diocese of Austin, Texas. His work outside the parish is as a special education teacher serving students with significant cognitive disabilities.



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August 02, 2007



You have to look for hot spots?? Or is "hot spot" a term for Internet connection?

Yes, I agree. The Lord, I've long believed, is always actively waiting to gift us, but He is not going to pile it all atop our heads where we can't see it and won't use it, nor will He stuff it into our backpacks. His gifts are not for stowing. We have to drop what we're clinging to and put out both hands to receive. Even if we're not sure of what we ask, might ask, ought to ask --He is. We can trust that.

Deacon DW

Yes, Internet connection. I sort of thought twice about using the term "hot spot." I figured I might get teased a little about having to look for hot spots.


Only a little :-) and only by non-techies. Hard to believe that in just half of one lifetime (I underexaggerate, too), we could go from 8-tracks to iPods (ow), and from keys smacking a ribbon against a paper, to computer skills being a normal part of first grade education. Heck, it's probably mandatory in zoo cages, now, too.

But always stay connected, here. Promise you'll never podcast. I'm trying to keep up, but it's all movin' so fast and indeed, these things one day own us if we're not careful. Well, you're a teacher.. maybe you'll have no option but to podcast. Alright.

Yes, what we think we have. So many rugs have been pulled out by the time one reaches, oh, say, 39, it comes more and more naturally to realize that God is all we really have.


Everything we have is a blessing from God, and we have to use all the created things in our lives wisely, and with gratitude, and detachment. We have to do what we can to use them to glorify Him, even if in a roundabout way. Our pastor today said, in his homily, it is as if God has given these things to us "in trust", and I thought that was a good way of putting it.


JustMe, apparently dd has no electricity whatsoever. Let's just chat amongst ourselves. :)

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