Sunday Sermon, A Sunset, and Other Stuff

6 Jan

“It is not in the stars to hold our destiny but in ourselves.”

― Lisa Mantchev


A beautiful sunny Sunday morning. It was so nice to be back at my familiar post greeting with friends before 9 o’clock Mass. So many hugs and handshakes exchanged.

Today’s Gospel was the story of the Magi following the star that would lead them to the Christ child. King Harod was troubled, and secretly spoke to the Magi and asked them to inform him when they found the child, that he may also go and pay homage. The three followed the star and found the child with his mother Mary. They payed homage and offered their gifts. Then, they were warned in a dream not to return to King Harod, so they returned to their homes by a different route.

My take on it… we are called to follow our own star. Sometimes there are distractions, detours or people undermining our journey. Never give up your dreams. “It is not in the stars to hold our destiny but in ourselves.”

After Mass, my friend Mary and I stopped for coffee. There was a lot of catching up to do after a month, and stories to share. Two and a half hours later, we hugged and said adieu until next Sunday.

I stopped at Sprouts for fruit and veggies, oh, and cashews were on sale. I love cashews. A stop for gas on the way home, then a few phone calls, chores, and a nice long walk before the sun disappeared. I do love to catch the glorious sunsets.

I still haven’t done anything with my suitcase contents from Thursday. I seem to just shuffle things from here to there. TODAY! You are my witness. I will unpack before the night is over. (If I don’t get distracted.) I’m watching “Fiddler on the Roof.” Another distraction. Great movie.

Happy Sunday my friends. Make sure to follow your star.

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