Though in the Obama years life has felt much more like the punishment described in the Bible.
But we're not Protestants. We weren't meant to have two jobs while others have none. I believe being Catholic means taking what you got and making the best of it.
1) I want to go fishing alot. Dad left me a place in Michigan and I can afford it. It forces me to not do other things so that I may preserve it.
2) I want chickens very much. Now I realize that may require that I put my career first so I can afford the acreage. After that however the organic egg business may even turn a profit.
Guess those are both good things. One keeps me frivolous and two can become a second job even. So maybe Catholics and Protestants aren't that different.
3) I want a wife and family. To share the previous two dreams with. Which leads to the very important question.
Will we have to pay our children ten bucks an hour to work on our farm?
Kidding. Kidding! But seriously.
Would you hold these three things against me? Call it strike three. Or would you find a guy with those goals kinda refreshing?
If you were the umpire how many "strikes" would you give me?
And if you said "none" then we should get married.
Here's to a life of fishin and chickens !
And a little less beer...and a little more Jesus.