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Lost But Loved, Fr. John Bedingfield  Sept. 11

Lost But Loved, Fr. John Bedingfield Sept. 11

Have you ever
been lost?  I do not mean lost like when
your GPS leads you in a different direction than you know to be right, but you
follow it anyway.  When you end up
driving along in the middle of the Achafalaya Basin Bridge, and the GPS calmly
says, “In 500 feet, turn left!”  That is
not the kind of “lost” I mean.  I am
talking about the kind of “lost” that makes your heart beat fast and causes you
to break out in nervous sweat.  Have you
ever been that kind of lost?

         When I was about five
years old, my parents took my older sister and me to a drive-in theater in
Austin.  Now for those of you who have no
frame of reference, a drive-in was an outdoor movie theater.  Patrons would drive up to a little post, on
which hung speakers on long cords.  You
would roll down the driver’s window of the car, take the speaker, hang it on
the glass, turn up the vol [...]