Saturday, 31 December 2011

The Most Pelagian Day of the Year II

This is my second post of the day, so for an explanation of the poll, scroll down to the post below.

Poppets, it has come to my attention that some of you are making resolutions to find boyfriends or even husbands in the New Year. >:-(

I was going to write a huge old rant on that, but then I remembered that I wrote a perfectly fine one 365 days ago, so here it is again. Read and learn.

Meanwhile, happy Hogmanay and all the best in 2012!

Grace and peace,


Maggie said...

Happy New Year Seraphic! Today I saw this post over at the Register and was instantly reminded of your "How to Look Like a Nice Catholic Girl."

SAM said...

Funny, I was thinking today how I most probably would NOT have a boyfriend this year, as I will be living abroad for work and just, for some reason, don't see it happening. It sounds counter-intuitive, as it seems that when single women plan to go abroad for any length of time, they daydream about the exotic new men they will meet in that country, and indeed I have been receiving all kinds of comments from my girlfriends like, "Oooh, maybe you'll get a handsome European boyfriend while you're there, hmm?" or, from my bishop, "Don't you go running off with some boy from Country X so we'll never see you again!"

Somehow, I just have an intuitive feeling my husband is not waiting for me there. The surprising part is how okay I am with that.

Jam said...

SAM, strangely enough I'm in the same boat. I don't have any particular intuition about finding/not finding someone Over There, but after many rocky months I think I've come to terms with the fact that the odds are against it.

Odd how people just automatically pop up and assure you that you'll have lots of exotic boyfriends! Sometimes they're the same people who are worried I won't make any friends!

I think this is the real test and the real value of the Seraphic philosophy: are you going to drive yourself crazy trying to predict and/or mastermind your love life and let it dominate you to the extent that the opportunities God gives you are washed out by your personal Quest for a Man?

monica said...

Before i met my spouse i resolved not to pester God for a man, but to spend a year praying that i would become ,miss Right for someone. I did that, and in feb of the next year i met my husband.