Grin and Bear It
a line to say I'm living
times I can't remember,
before the 'frig' real often,
when it's dark outside,
if it's my turn to write to you,
remember that I love you,
I stand beside the mailbow,
"It says, 'I am an existentialist. If found, do whatever you like.'"
The Cadillac of her Dreams
One day an especially sweet member of our Mass Group was delighted to find herself at an auction where she was the successful low bidder on the Cadillac of her dreams. Even though the car was ten years old and had travelled 97,000 miles, she began to be bothered by fears of pride and avarice. After Sunday Mass she asked Father if her "new" old Cadillac could possibly be an occasion of sin for her. After some thought Father declared sternly, "Venial sin, venial sin." But as he walked away, Father turned with a twinkle in his eye and said, "When it gets to 100,000 miles, no more sin!"
—(Contributed by Mrs. N.R., VA)