My back is still giving me grief today so I have spent most of the day either sitting for a few minutes or walking around. As I said to a friend, I feel like a jack-in-the-box. Up, down and repeat. Hopefully this will disappear very soon.
The back problem made sitting through Mass more of a problem than I thought it would. I couldn't concentrate and then was asked to read the announcements (thank heavens there were none). I just had to say who the Mass was for and start the Stewardship prayer off.
Concentration was not my forte today and so I gazed around and admired the stained glass windows, not being fully there made me realize that my faith means a great deal to me. I love singing and saying the responses, listening to the homily, and distributing communion. To feel a part of a community instead of an outsider is wonderful, and I guess part of the problem I am having or had today was the feeling that while most of the community accepts and likes/loves me the few that don't seem to be taking up more and more of my energy. I believe it is time to make some changes, but I don't know what those changes will be. I will be spending some time praying this week.
Everybody have a wonderful evening.