Still in Rome? How did that happen?


This is the train bridge coming out of Vatican City State over Via Aurelia. This was my last foray out before heading back to these USA. This is when

I started getting sick, fever, super-tired, cough, feeling like I was hit by a bus. And I was, once, so I do know what that feels like!

It’s only gotten worse because of jet-lag. It seems I haven’t left Rome yet. I’ve been saying Mass, hearing confessions, going on Communion calls, but otherwise I’ve been asleep. Which only makes me more tired. I think I really just way over-extended my limits while in Rome and just need to slow down so that I can catch up with myself. I write this early Tuesday morning. I wonder if going back to sleep now will have me wake up disoriented, thinking I should be waking up in the guest quarters of the Monastery in Rome. Maybe tomorrow, later today, I’ll catch up with myself here in far Western North Carolina.


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9 responses to “Still in Rome? How did that happen?

  1. elizdelphi

    Restful sleep to you, Father.

  2. Cathe D.

    I am so sorry you aren’t well Father George! Plenty of rest and fluids. If it’s dehydrating, it can play havoc with the body. I will pray to the Great Physician, Jesus Christ and his blessed Mother Mary for you. It seems you may be suffering in Christ for us sinners already.

  3. SognPlaci

    Old man, you need a rest!

  4. Father George David Byers

    @ Cathe D. – my suffering isn’t suffering as far as real suffering goes. And since I’m the greatest sinner ever, truly wretched, I’m thinking my prayer doesn’t get very far either. :-)

  5. Margaret

    You are humble to admit how God is using you for his glory and the good of souls entrusted to your care

  6. Father George David Byers

    @ Margaret – I repeat continuously: If we only knew, if we only knew how much God loves us, how good and kind He is in the face of our utter ignorance. He is very good and kind indeed.

  7. sanfelipe007

    We are all poor sinners, indeed! Fortunately, the Lord hears the cry of the poor, Blessed be the Lord!

    Let us poor sinners pray for your swift recovery.

  8. meshugunah

    Not uncommon to need a vacation after a vacation – jet lag is a real bummer! Second the notion of hydration and rest as needed! Prayers ongoing, as always…

  9. Cathe D.

    Father George…all suffering “big” or “little” in our eyes has great merit when its united with the suffering Jesus. You have much to offer Father…get well.

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