3dogmom at Rev Gal Blog Pals writes,
It happened again this week. In a social setting, during a conversation with people that included some I had just met, I made a reference to the church I serve. “Oh!” one of the new acquaintances exclaimed, “I shouldn’t have said hell!” Sigh. This kind of projection can be so tiring, as can the general need to be mindful of how our words and actions are perceived as appropriate (or not). In light of that, I relish moments to myself when I can shed all such perceptions and projections and just be. Occasionally this involves what might be known as a guilty pleasure.
For this week’s Friday Five, share with us five “perception be damned!” pleasures in which you indulge. So here goes:
I work in a homeless shelter and serve two congregations—
Neither community reflects my demographic.
So my very way of life—
MY LIFE IS ONE BIG GUILTY PLEASURE!!!!!!
And so I assuage my guilt. I tell myself that all that I do—
*Being priest in two communities gathered together in love
and friendship with God and one another
*Living in a house my husband and I both love and can
afford without sacrifice
*Wearing clothes that are pleasing not only to me
*Visiting friends and family that live in great places
Is done with love and laughter and great joy.