“The ornament of a house is the friends who frequent it.”
~ Ralph Waldo Emmerson
Mom and I attended Mass in the community room of the Greens of Elgin this morning. A volunteer from St. Thomas More comes to officiate Mass and serve communion. Mom always goes down early to set up the table and chairs, and pass out the song books.
Mom always reads the Second Reading. Today’s Gospel was the story of the woman who washed the feet of Jesus with her tears and dried them with her hair. The others said she was a sinner and unclean woman, but Jesus said that her sins were forgiven because she repented and saw the true way. My take on it…it’s never too late to be forgiven if you are truly sorry and change your ways and try and make things right. The key words are truly repentant.
It was a nice service. Miss Patty brought three dozen donuts to share with the group afterwards. That was so nice. I had a donut, haven’t had one in ages.
Now for the visitors. My dear friend Debbie picked up my sister-in-law, Ann, and they drove all the way from the city to come and visit me and Mom. Debbie is like my sister, and my sons still call her Auntie Debbie, she’s an angel. Auntie Ann is like my sister and always will be. She’s an angel too. They brought sandwiches, candy, chocolates, and gifts to celebrate Mom’s birthday, once again. It was a great visit. We’ve been doing a lot of celebrating, with more to come.