Sunday Sermon and Some Other Stuff~ Quo Vadis

27 Apr

You can’t really know where you are going until you know where you have been.

Maya Angelou

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Well, another Sunday going to church in my pajamas, tucked under my covers with a nice cup of green tea. I’m getting awfully lazy. It took me a few minutes to get the live streaming going because the Facebook page wasn’t working, so I had to get to the St. Gabriel website. I miss my greeting of friends, and hugs, and smiling children. I can’t imagine how long it will be until we can gather again.

Today’s Gospel was the story of Jesus joining some disciples on the road to Emmaus, but they didn’t look up nor recognize that it was Jesus. As they talked, Jesus asked about their discussion. They said that people were talking all about how Jesus was sentenced to death and crucified, yet two days later, the tomb was discovered empty.

When they got to the village, they asked the stranger to stay and eat with them…30 Now while he was with them at table, he took the bread and said the blessing; then he broke it and handed it to them.

31 And their eyes were opened and they recognised him; but he had vanished from their sight.

32 Then they said to each other, ‘Did not our hearts burn within us as he talked to us on the road and explained the scriptures to us?’

My take on it…. sometimes the truth or the obvious is right before our eyes and we don’t recognize it. Remain strong and faithful and all will be revealed to you.

Today, the theme of the Third Sunday of Easter is Quo Vadis, translating to where are you going? That’s a very good question, isn’t it? That’s a good question to ask ourselves today and every day. Where are YOU going on this journey we call life?

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After my tedious adventures of getting to church on time, I checked my emails and Facebook a little, then rolled over and went back to sleep. Now, that’s pretty lazy. I lolligaggled and dillidallied for a couple of more hours, then did my meditations before starting my day.

My goal was to try and get up, showered, hair washed, and dressed before 5 pm. 🤦‍♀️ Didn’t make it today! It was about 5:45 before I got those goals accomplished.

Then, the highlight of my Sunday, FaceTime with my grand babies.

I celebrated my Sunday later with a toast to good health and happiness for all. It’s 5 o’clock somewhere. CHEERS!!!!🍷

If you’re starting to worry about me drinking too much during these trying times, don’t worry too much, it was cranberry grape juice in one of my pretty hand-painted wine glasses. CHEERS!

8 Responses to “Sunday Sermon and Some Other Stuff~ Quo Vadis”

  1. ccbarr April 27, 2020 at 3:05 am #

    Isn’t Quo Vadis from when Peter is trying to avoid crucifixtion so he leaves Rome?Meets
    up with Jesus on the road toward Rome.

    • toniandrukaitis April 27, 2020 at 4:12 am #

      Yes, Peter was one of the men that did not recognize Jesus, and he asked “Where are you going?”

      Quo vadis?
      Quo vadis? is a Latin phrase meaning “Where are you going?”, or more precisely “Whither goest thou?”. The modern usage of the phrase refers to a Christian tradition regarding Saint Peter. According to the apocryphal Acts of Peter, Peter is fleeing from likely crucifixion in Rome at the hands of the government, and along the road outside the city he meets a risen Jesus. In the Latin translation, Peter asks Jesus “Quo vadis?”, to which he replies, “Romam vado iterum crucifigi”. Peter thereby gains the courage to continue his ministry and returns to the city, to eventually be martyred by being crucified upside-down. The phrase also occurs a few times in the Vulgate translation of the Bible, notably in John 13:36 when Peter asks Jesus the same question, to which he responds, “Whither I go, thou canst not follow me now; but thou shalt follow me.” The Church of Domine Quo Vadis in Rome is built where, according to legend, the meeting between Peter and Jesus took place.

  2. Brothers Campfire April 27, 2020 at 4:26 am #

    We have been getting dressed up for church and listening by streaming on the internet. Keeps the feeling top notch!

    • toniandrukaitis April 27, 2020 at 4:47 am #

      That’s a great idea. Something to look forward to.

      • Brothers Campfire April 27, 2020 at 11:22 am #

        I like it. We turn our living room into a church service.

  3. GP Cox April 27, 2020 at 10:58 am #

    Maya quoted the mantra of every historian.
    I didn’t realize I missed church until I couldn’t go!

    • toniandrukaitis May 4, 2020 at 3:45 am #

      I know. Church is not just a building. It’s a community. It’s sharing. It’s tradition. I miss it too. I was goofy today, I raised my cup of tea and a Ritz cracker so I could get it blessed while live streaming on TV. I miss my traditions.

      • GP Cox May 4, 2020 at 10:06 am #

        Indeed.

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