I'd like to think that my overly emotive side is related to a state of pregnancy, but well, I think we are now quite clear that is not the case. I may have a bit of my mother's emotive tendencies in me after all, though usually balanced out by my dad's coolness of mind. This week, there were a few things that got me going, in good and not so good ways. I'm so glad Jennifer hosts these Seven Quick Takes so I can tell you all about it. Aren't you glad, too?
President Vladimir Putin's Op-Ed in the NYT. Now, I don't usually regard the NYT with a lot of optimism. After their pointedly biased reporting on the Church time and time again, we cancelled our subscription and haven't looked back. I will say, however, that I was nodding my head in agreement with almost every word Mr. Putin wrote. Either he is doing a masterful job of posing as a brother in Christ, echoing the Holy Father and speaking in calm, rational tones, or he actually has acquired a sense of prudence and wisdom and quite possibly experienced a conversion. It is surreal to think of Russia as the cool defender of Christians and voice for peaceful consensus building, but here it is. I know that the issue is far more complex than any letter in the Times or any speech by our President. It was just refreshing to see the facts and law spelled out clearly with a call to restraint.
7) Walking with Mary. Ok, so this has really nothing to do with me needing a moment. The Hubbers is hosting a giveaway on his blog, Catholic Bibles, for a copy of Edward Sri's newest book, Walking With Mary, courtesy of Image books. He is one stop along a "walking tour" of blogs reviewing this book. If you've never been over to Catholic Bibles, stop on by for your chance to win! Plus, if you have a love of Scripture and of the scholarship behind the Word, his blog is the place to be! As I write more, perhaps we will crossover some more posts...maybe. Or maybe I'll just let him write a few things here since I am not the Bible scholar in any sense of the word.
That wraps up Seven Quick Takes this week from the Casa. I'd be remiss not to give a quick shout out to my friends Mary over at Let Love Be Sincere (go! visit! admire the babies!), Emily, and Shauna who just birthed them some beautiful little boys! Yay babies! Also, prayers for a former student who lost her baby this week, and Erin over at And the 2 Became 1 as she continues to endure a hospital bed-rest prescription awaiting her rainbow baby, Noah. Blessings to you all!!
Now be sure to go visit Jennifer over at Conversion Diaries for more Quick Takes.
Have a beautiful weekend, one and all!