Sunday Sermon and Silpada Party

19 Oct

You have to be careful what you wish for. What you think you want, may be more than you can handle.

~ Unknown


 Today’s Gospel was the one about James and John asking Jesus if they could be seated at his right and left side. He pretty much warned them to be careful what they asked for because “the cup” He must drink from was  a difficult one. My take on it… you have to be a servant of the people and sacrifice all in order to be seated next to The Lord in heaven. We are here to serve, not to rule. Make sure you are prepared to sacrifice and share with others.


Gospel Mark 10:35-45…

Rather, whoever wishes to be great among you will be your servant;whoever wishes to be first among you will be the slave of all. For the Son of Man did not come to be served but to serve and to give his life as a ransom for many.”


I have been enjoying my greeting volunteering before Mass on Sunday. Today was a gorgeous cool morning. Everyone was happy and smiling, a wonderful way to start the day. Over 600 people attend 9 o’clock Mass every Sunday, and I get to say good morning to most of them. 

This afternoon, I was invited to a Silpada Jewelry party at Lynne’s house. The proceeds were going to benefit the new HUGS CAFE in McKinney. Some lovely friends and neighbors gathered to purchase beautiful jewelry to support a beautiful cause.

Hugs Cafe is the dream of our Founder and President Ruth Thompson. Her vision is to create a non-profit Cafe that will be run and operated primarily by Special Needs Adults.
But then again, it might be just what you wished for and needed all along. 

4 Responses to “Sunday Sermon and Silpada Party”

  1. agriffith1 October 19, 2015 at 1:09 pm #

    I loved the story about HUGS Cafe. God bless this project. Last night, on Sixty Minutes there was story about the Make a Wish Foundation and how it started and grew. Life is too short not to help others along the way.

    • toniandrukaitis October 19, 2015 at 3:03 pm #

      Thanks Mandy. Everyone can do a little bit to help in their own way. You are such an amazing teacher and have thousands of children and adults. You are an inspiration.

    • toniandrukaitis November 19, 2015 at 1:50 pm #

      Thanks Mandy. Yes, life is all to short. I am so glad you are doing well and living in such a beautiful town. You are teaching and making the world a better place. Miss you!

  2. Brenda Davis Harsham October 19, 2015 at 5:07 pm #

    No picture of the jewelry? I always like bling. 🙂

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