Sunday Sermon and Smiling Grand-babies

26 Aug

A beautiful Sunday morning, but the Texas summer heat soon took over. But, all was cool and comfortable inside beautiful St. Gabriel church. I’m still in awe of the gorgeous architecture, stained glass, statues, and phenomenal paintings. It’s a peaceful place.

Today’s Gospel was about Jesus teaching and stopping in various towns on the way to Jerusalem. Someone asked Him who would be saved.

24 ‘Try your hardest to enter by the narrow door, because, I tell you, many will try to enter and will not succeed.

25 ‘Once the master of the house has got up and locked the door, you may find yourself standing outside knocking on the door, saying, “Lord, open to us,” but he will answer, “I do not know where you come from.”

My take on it…the narrow door represents how life is not always easy, and not everyone chooses the right path, so we must choose wisely. When your earthly life is over and you stand before your Creator, the good and just will be welcomed and those who were not, and chose evil, the doors will be locked. You can’t live a horrible selfish life then last minute, show up late, then knock on the door and expect to be welcomed with open arms.

After Mass, the Knights of Columbus hosted a pancake breakfast. I sat and visited with friends and even met a new parishioner, Peggy, from Illinois. We talked a while and I gave her my card so she could contact me.

Later in the afternoon, Joe texted asking if I wanted to FaceTime with the girls. Of course. I love seeing them grow, it seems like every week they get bigger.

Look how adorable. She giggled and gurgled and rolled over the whole time.

This little angel sang a song for me that ended with “Shhhhh.”

Then, she picked out her favorite book from the shelf. Lindsay said she picked it out from the local library book sale. It’s an illustrated book of the entire skeletal system of the human body. I think she’s going to be a doctor. Hopefully, in 25 years, she can help Gamma with her old body. I plan on hanging around.


Being a lazy steamy Sunday, I just lounged around all evening and picked a movie to watch. One of my all time favorites. FRIENDLY PERSUASION. Oh my, if you haven’t seen it, it’s a classic. I only cried three or four times. Mostly heartwarming tug at your heartstrings tears.

Oh, the theme song is so beautiful.

Happy Sunday, my friends.

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