Countdown to Glory - 21 days

With 21 days until The Predicament turns 39, we thought we'd start a countdown of sorts (what happened to our countdown this weekend? The goal? Take each day's readings and find a way to apply one of the passages to the life of Lino Rulli. And then, we have something VERY special waiting for Lino on October 26...and no, it won't require a restraining order. Yes, we would have done a 39-day countdown since he'll turn 39, but we're not paid for this, and as such, we show signs of laziness now and then, much to our amusement Lino's annoyance. Enjoy!

Luke 10:38-42

Jesus entered a village
where a woman whose name was Martha welcomed him.
She had a sister named Mary
who sat beside the Lord at his feet listening to him speak.
Martha, burdened with much serving, came to him and said,
“Lord, do you not care
that my sister has left me by myself to do the serving?
Tell her to help me.”
The Lord said to her in reply,
“Martha, Martha, you are anxious and worried about many things.
There is need of only one thing.
Mary has chosen the better part
and it will not be taken from her.

Lino's work ethic reminds me a little of Martha. Lino is burdened with much serving for Christ. He lives his life in such a way that it's obvious to all around just how much he spends evangelizing. A three-hour show each day, weekends devoted to talks in faraway lands (mad props to Lou and Maureen for the funny pseudo-hillbilly accents yesterday, btw).

Lino does it all.

Lino's biggest weakness, something he's mentioned on air, is that he get's anxious about the show. He wants to make each show the best ever, and I wouldn't expect anything less from a professional. In fact, we the listeners benefit greatly from Lino's work ethic, as we end up getting the best show in Catholic radio. Reading today's Gospel is a small reminder that we should always keep Lino in our prayers, so that he doesn't become so overwhelmed with working for the good of Christ that he misses out on being a part of Christ's goodness.

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