Sunday Sermon and a Seinfeld Story

28 Jun

Life provides ample opportunity to test our mettle. When circumstances call for it, let’s give ourselves a break and ask for help.~Gina Greenlee, Postcards and Pearls: Life Lessons from Solo Moments on the Road


My Sunday sermon reference is actually from Saturday evening Mass at St. Norbert Parish in Northbrook. Joe, Debbie and I went to Mass at the church by Joe’s new house. I always enjoy visiting other churches and lighting a candle, saying a special prayer. (Joe and Lindsay are getting married soon, so, you know what my prayer was.)

The Gospel was Mark 5:21-43

A synagogue official, named Jarius, pleaded with Jesus to come and heal his daughter. When they arrived, she was dead. Jesus said , “Do not be afraid; just have faith.” Later He took the child’s hand and said ,  ” Little girl, I say to you, arise!” The girl arose and walked. 


Father Heinz pretty much agreed with my take on the Gospel. ” Ask and you shall receive. ” If you don’t ask for help, how would anyone know that you need help? So, give yourself a break now and then. Ask for help. 


So, now the Seinfeld reference. If you never watched the TV series, you won’t get it. But , that’s ok. My boys do. 

This morning Joe and I walked to the deli a few blocks away to get bagels for breakfast. There was a bakery next door, but I didn’t pop in. After we had breakfast, Lindsay mentioned that they had bobkas at the bakery. I smiled, rembeting that Seinfeld episode. I asked if they might have a black and white cookie. Matt likes them. So, I walked back and bought 5 black and white cookies.  ” I love the black and whit cookie.”

I came back and said, “I didn’t get a babka. There was a hair in the babka. It was the last babka.”

Here’s a cool picture from St. Norbert Parish. 


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