I really, really hope the Mayans were wrong.
The Mayans. You know. They are the reason people are all freaked out about December 21, 2012: the supposed end of the Mayan calendar, which supposedly equals the cataclysmic destruction of the world as we know it.
Truthfully, I haven’t looked into the theory a whole lot. I usually don’t get too excited about these end of the world claims, because I figure Jesus told us to be ready at any moment so there’s no use to pick a particular day about which to get all worked up.
But still, I can’t help but pray for any day but December 21, 2012.
Why? Well, because I happened to be getting married on December 22, 2012. And the world ending the day before would sort of put a damper on the whole occasion.
Of course, I’m really not too worried about it. Chances are, the world will keep spinning, I’ll get to walk down the aisle, and 25 years from now it will be my own daughter freaking out about the world ending the day before her wedding because of some new crazy theory about which people are publishing books and making movies. Life is fun like that.
However, I can’t help but see a gentle reminder from God in the midst of all of this craziness. When planning a wedding (or when looking forward to any major life event), it can be really easy to become so swept up in the anticipation that you don’t always see the bigger picture. I can’t even begin to describe how excited I am to become Tyler’s wife. But ultimately, we’re both called to such a greater marriage feast than the one we’ll be having in December (even though that one is going to be so stinkin’ amazing :-P) When it comes right down to it, we’re called to Heaven; into the presence of God Himself. What could merit greater excitement or anticipation than that?!
So I ask that you pray for me and Tyler in these months leading up to the wedding; that we never lose sight of our ultimate goal, and that in our life together we live out our vocation in helping one another become saints.
But also…that the Mayans were wrong, and the world holds out at least until the 23rd. 🙂
PS – Tomorrow is a Holy Day of Obligation (the Assumption of Mary). Make plans to get to mass!