Sunday Sermon, A Spectacular Sunset, and Other Stuff.

1 Jun

“I refuse to accept the view that mankind is so tragically bound to the starless midnight of racism and war that the bright daybreak of peace and brotherhood can never become a reality… I believe that unarmed truth and unconditional love will have the final word.”

Martin Luther King, Jr.

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Yet another Sunday morning Mass in my pajamas. This is getting too easy. I was thinking that when we finally get back to normal, we should all go to church in our pajamas, just for old times sake, or for us old timers who actually will forget to put on clothes.

Today’s Gospel on this Pentecost Sunday was the story of Jesus appearing to the disciples who were scared and hiding in a locked room. He said, “Peace be with you,” and showed them His wounds, so they would believe it was Him.

“The disciples were filled with joy at seeing the Lord,

21 and he said to them again, ‘Peace be with you. ‘As the Father sent me, so am I sending you.’

22 After saying this he breathed on them and said: Receive the Holy Spirit.

23 If you forgive anyone’s sins, they are forgiven; if you retain anyone’s sins, they are retained.”

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My take on it… Jesus proved to the disciples by showing them His wounds that it was really Him. Sometimes we are also scared and hide from the world’s realities. Jesus gave them the gift of the Holy Spirit and told them that He was sending them out into the world to preach His word. We are ALL called to continue the work of the disciples. During these very trying times, between the pandemic and civil unrest, we may be scared, but need to hold our beliefs strong and show through our examples and actions the faith that guides us. The TEN COMMANDMENTS boiled down to two: LOVE GOD and LOVE ONE ANOTHER.

As Jesus said to his disciples…”PEACE BE WITH YOU.”

Sunday is usually a pretty lazy day for me. Oh wait… every day has been a pretty lazy day. I did get out for a couple of walks. Of course, my late evening walks right before sunset are the best. Tonight did not disappoint.

When I got home, I went out back to water some plants when I saw a spectacular sky. I ran out the front door for a better view. Look at these snaps right outside my door.

Wow! Only God could paint such a masterpiece. I really should try to capture some of these in watercolor or on canvas.

Happy Sunday, my friends.

2 Responses to “Sunday Sermon, A Spectacular Sunset, and Other Stuff.”

  1. ccbarr June 1, 2020 at 2:35 am #

    Use alizeron crimson.
    In a book Jesus tells Gabrielle de Bosse(I’ll have to look it up)that sunsets are his gift to you.

    • toniandrukaitis June 1, 2020 at 6:42 am #

      I always think of God up there with an amazing palette, painting the sky every day, just for me.

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