THE PRESENT MOMENT
Today the book writing begins. I have no real plan, no real outline, so we will see how it goes. I remember talking to Mrs. Torres, mother of seven grads, about her daughter at a particular grade school. I said, “The school seems pretty organized.” She replied, “Maybe a little too organized.” I’ll post the first part when I get it done, and you will see that “too organized” is still not a complaint Seton has to worry about.
Most of the first chapter has been written for me by a couple of Seton grads and by Mrs. Carroll. We’re going to start at the present moment, partly because the present moment is momentous and partly because these words are part of Mother Seton’s words that have become Seton’s motto: “Let His Will of the present moment be the first rule of our daily life and work.” The present moment is momentous because today, June 8, 2013, is the ordination of Michael Isenberg (‘ ) [I’ll have to check to see what year he graduated.] His becoming a priest forever concludes the week that began with Seton’s 37th graduation which concluded its 38th year of existence. On Monday, Bishop Loverde said the graduation Mass and gave the homily, and he will be ordaining Deacon Isenberg as a priest today.
Even though we are always in the present moment, life is also a looking forward to the final moment of this life – the moment of our death and entrance into eternity. We pray that Seton in its first 38 years has been faithful to Our Lord by helping students to know, love and serve God in this life so that they can be happy with Him in the next, and will continue to be faithful, so long as He holds her in existence.
I am looking forward to doing this and will appreciate any corrections, additions or comments as we go along – the “going along” will probably be neither real smooth nor real regular: a little like Seton, wouldn’t you say?
Jezu, ufam Tobie.