Monday, February 16, 2015


A Prayer for Boston:
Almighty God, who made the green grass on the Fenway, the blue waters of Dorchester Bay and the tan sands on the Cape, we have a simple prayer: Enough with the snow already. Whatever mysterious point you're making about endurance, or patience or your own awesome power, we get it: we've endured, we're plenty patient and we get that you can do the snow thing. And we know that you know the old joke (since you know everything) about how if the Pilgrims landed in Florida first this part of the country would never have been settled, ha ha, but we love it here. We love the spring, especially on Boston Common. We love the Fall, especially in the suburbs. And we love the summer, especially on Cape Cod, on Cape Anne and on the South Shore. We love all those beautiful parts of your world. But we've had it with the snow. I mean, have you looked out my window? So we'd like to ask you to stop sending us the snow. And, just to be clear, when we say snow we also mean freezing rain, sleet, black ice, any kind of flurries and that new creation of yours thundersnow, We promise we'll be good during Lent, we'll be kind to one another, and won't ask for another thing, at least until the Red Sox start to play. Amen.

fr. James Martin, S.J. 


Radical Joe said...

The fact that fr. James Martin, S.J. belongs to the same order that Our Pope Francis's is as well. Maybe he could write
or fax his prayer to Our Holy Father. I have watched your winter, and you deserve many prayers and melting snow, quickly.
I don't want to be a smart Ass, and say such thinks as LOL, or Best of the Season. It wouldn't be very Proper. I know how much I have missed the season's, including the Snow, the falling leaves, and the brisk smell of Spring. So I know, and you should
not Cry, for you more than have the Right. Now on toward a Beautiful Warm Summer.

JustinO'Shea said...


and, science tells us WE are DESTROYING our world. . .you, me. .and. . .OK. . a GIFT is something FREELY GIVEN. . . NOT
something OWED us.....

We are GIFTed. . whether we deserve it or not.
Aren't we fortunate ! ;-)


gp said...

Justin- totally agree (no matter how much I'd love to believe otherwise) with your comment that we're destroying our world. It's a monumental crime against all life on the planet and against future generations. Scientists have told everyone the magnitude of the problem & what has to be done. But for the people making fortunes producing greenhouse gases & their political flunkies, it's business as usual.

And we have to watch as the climate/environment death spiral gets faster and bigger. So horribly sad.

Jim said...

And all this while I thought you New Englanders were a tough lot!! lol
Here's to an early spring for us all, Justin. Time for a little 'dune time', don't ya think?

jimm said...

it's beginning to look like Boston here!!!

JustinO'Shea said...

JIMM. . is that so bad?! nyuk..nyuk. .after all you could look like Batavia or Alleghany. . .ho ho ho. . .or even Elmira!!!!. . .and a slight touch of class. . . oh yeah~


Stew Adams said...

Today, in the Great Lakes area, it has warmed up 40 degrees!
Too bad it still isn't above freezing.
So over it right now!