Just got back from Mass, which is always miraculous, amazing, and the pinnacle of my day. But today's Mass had an added dimension: it was concelebrated by about a gazillion priests who were in town for the University's Vocation Awareness Fair, and presided over by the Bishop Joseph Estabrook of the Archdiocese for the Military Services (USA). It was very compelling for me to contemplate the face of Christ in this particular Bishop. He struck me as a "no sh*t" kind of man, if you'll pardon the expression. Does anyone spend more time confronting grizzly realities about death and serious moral choices than a military chaplain? His homily was full of wisdom borne of personal struggles, planted in his life by God and bearing fruit for others. He was, in a word, manly. And yes, he spoke of tears and deep bonds with the people he served.
It made me realize again God's call: please, embrace being who you are! God made you that way because He likes you that way, and so much good can come from His plan for you if you just go with it!!