Sunday Sermon and Some Other Stuff

10 Feb

“What is life worth without trials and tribulations which are the salt of life.”

~Mahatma Gandhi


A dreary drizzly Sunday morning. I let Bella out the back door while I put food in her dog dish. She came in a few seconds later, but refused to eat. She is spoiled and wants me to take her for a walk first thing in the morning. She sat with her back to me, refusing to eat her breakfast, until I got dressed and took her for a walk. The cold shoulder…

We went for a drizzly walk, she did her business, and she came in and gobbled up her breakfast while I got ready for church.

Sunday is my favorite day. I get to greet at the door before Mass, hugs, hand shakes, smiles, prayers, singing, cute babies, beautiful families, all coming together to worship. It reinforces my faith in humanity when sometimes the world appears dark and things might look bleak. Thus, a beautiful Sunday morning.

Today’s Gospel was the story of Jesus comparing his disciples to the salt of the earth.


MT 5:13-16

Jesus said to his disciples: “You are the salt of the earth. But if salt loses its taste, with what can it be seasoned? It is no longer good for anything but to be thrown out and trampled underfoot. You are the light of the world. A city set on a mountain cannot be hidden. Nor do they light a lamp and then put it under a bushel basket; it is set on a lampstand, where it gives light to all in the house. Just so, your light must shine before others, that they may see your good deeds and glorify your heavenly Father.”

My take on it… it is our responsibility, just as it was for the disciples, to teach by example. Be the salt, and the strength. Be the light to guide the way. Deeds speak louder than words.


After Mass, Mr. Jerry and I stopped for coffee. Helene didn’t make it, as she was at the airport with family. She was missed.

Afterwards, I stopped at three different stores because each had cool sales that I needed to take advantage of. This was a little challenging because I still have my rental car while my car is in the shop for repair. (Another long story for another day.) Every time I walked out with my shopping cart, I had to say, “What does my car look like again? Where did I park?” Do you know how many little white cars are in the parking lot? By the time I got home, Bella was ready for another walk. Have I spoiled her? Yes! But, I enjoy the walks as much as she does. I just put up my hood, and off we go.

The groceries got put away, then I made my Sunday phone calls. I put up my feet after I made a big cup of hot tea, and proceeded to make my calls.

Of course, my favorite call is my Sunday night FaceTime with the grand daughters. They are so adorable and growing every day. I sure do miss them.

Happy Sunday, my friends.

One Response to “Sunday Sermon and Some Other Stuff”

  1. ccbarr February 10, 2020 at 11:01 am #

    My mom use to put beanie babies in the back winshield so she could find her car in a parking lot.

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