Sunday Sermon and Other Stuff

18 Nov

“Interesting that we are so worried about the fate of the universe, which is something we will not live to witness.”

― Rajesh


Another beautiful Sunday morning. I woke before the 7am alarm, thinking o myself how funny it was that I jump out of bed cheerily, looking forward to going to church. When I was a kid, like most kids, I didn’t look forward to getting up early on Sunday to go to church, or those early mornings going to school or catching that early morning bus in the cold. I’m sure you all know that dreaded alarm that wakes you before dawn for work.

Today, I smiled as I got dressed and scurried off to church. I always look forward to every Sunday, greeting before Mass, hugging friends, shaking hands, trying to sing along with the wonderful choir, and especially the quiet solemnity of the rituals of the Catholic Mass.

Today’s Gospel was the story of Jesus being asked about the end of the world.

He answered,

“See that you not be deceived,

for many will come in my name, saying,

‘I am he,’ and ‘The time has come.’

Do not follow them!

When you hear of wars and insurrections,

do not be terrified; for such things must happen first,

but it will not immediately be the end.”

Then he said to them,

“Nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom.

There will be powerful earthquakes, famines, and plagues

from place to place;

and awesome sights and mighty signs will come from the sky……

perseverance you will secure your lives.”

Wow! Some of that sounds pretty familiar, doesn’t it? My take on it….We may not know when the end of the world is coming. So, it’s a good idea just to live your life to the best of your ability every day. Love God, love your neighbor. That covers it all. You never know if today is your last day.

After church, I stopped for coffee with Helene and Mary. Then, a trip to the store, Walgreens, and home to change. A beautiful day called for a nice long walk. I even had a chance to stop for a beer at Mr. Larry and Miss Sandy’s Garage.

During my walk, I contemplated what to make for dinner. I had some leftover chicken fajitas, so I decided to try something different. A makeshift chicken enchilada casserole. I used a box of Jiffy cornbread mix with a can of creamed corn, an egg and some yogurt. (I don’t measure) I baked the cornbread mixture till almost done, then topped with the leftover fajitas mixed in with a can of chicken cheese enchilada soup, and topped with Monterey Jack cheese. Yum!

Then, the other favorite part of my Sunday. I got to FaceTime with my family and see the grandchildren. They seem to be growing by the week.

I am blessed. Happy Sunday, my friends.

One Response to “Sunday Sermon and Other Stuff”

  1. agriffith1 November 20, 2019 at 4:42 am #

    Your recipe sounds great. Making use of what we have around the kitchen is creative. Your granddaughter is delightful.

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