Sunday Sermon and Some Other Stuff

8 Jun

“Sometimes when you sacrifice something precious, you’re not really losing it. You’re just passing it on to someone else.”

― Mitch Albom

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Another Sunday service in my pajamas. I had my cracker and cup of tea at the ready for when Bishop Burns consecrated the bread and wine. I forgot if I mentioned this, but I had a discussion with some of my elderly friends who said that they really miss going to church and receiving communion. I told them that I hold up a cracker or cookie, and then my cup of tea when the priest consecrates the bread and wine. I said that Father is giving his blessing virtually on TV, so it’s basically the same thing. Miss Vi, from the Chateau Senior Living Complex, said that she never thought of it that way. I told her that I always think outside the box. (I hope that gave her an idea and some comfort.)

Today’s Gospel on this Solemnity of the Most Holy Trinity was very brief and to the point. God sent His only Son to save the world.

God so loved the world that he gave his only Son,

so that everyone who believes in him might not perish

but might have eternal life.

For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world,

but that the world might be saved through him.

Whoever believes in him will not be condemned,

but whoever does not believe has already been condemned,

because he has not believed in the name of the only Son of God.

The Bishop had a special message and prayer for our community and country, stating that racism is a sin. God loves us all equally, all races and tongues. And, as the Holy Trinity is united, we need to make a world where we can all live together as one. The Mass ended with a special prayer to the Virgin Mary, praying for “The dignity of every person.”

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It was pretty hot again today, so I didn’t venture out till almost sunset time and my walk. Instead I listened to a whole bunch of videos and podcasts on empathy, narcissists, unlocking the power of the brain and heart, and a Suze Orman on retirement planning. Basically, I wasted away my day. But, I think I did learn a few things to use in life. So, not a total loss.

Then of course, my favorite part of the day, FaceTime with the cutest granddaughters in The whole world.

Ending my day with another walk, about 2 1/2 miles, and capturing the evening sunset.

Feeling blessed. Happy Sunday, my friends.

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