Sunday Sermon and Some Other Stuff

14 Dec

“You can’t escape the thoughts on a rainy day: In the spirit of the gloom there is a talisman that keeps people from having fun and invites them to the world of thoughts!”
― Mehmet Murat ildan


I usually don’t complain about a gloomy, dreary and rainy day, but I will anyway …YUK! Today was cold, damp, and murky all day. Ah, but I was safe and toasty warm inside my beautiful house, no where I had to go, nothing I had to do. (I didn’t even get out for an evening walk. But, there was NO sunset to be seen anywho.”) Life is good.

Another Sunday watching Mass in my pajamas with a cup of hot tea and a cookie.

I watched the Bishop’s Mass at 11 and later, the evening Mass On Facebook at my St. Gabriel. I needed a double dose of Catholic connection on this dreary day.

Today’s Gospel was the story of John the Baptist explaining to the priests and Levites who he was, just preparing the way for the Lord.
“Who are you, so we can give an answer to those who sent us?
What do you have to say for yourself?”
He said:
“I am the voice of one crying out in the desert,
‘make straight the way of the Lord,’”
as Isaiah the prophet said.”
Some Pharisees were also sent.
They asked him,
“Why then do you baptize
if you are not the Christ or Elijah or the Prophet?”
John answered them,
“I baptize with water;
but there is one among you whom you do not recognize,
the one who is coming after me,
whose sandal strap I am not worthy to untie.”
This happened in Bethany across the Jordan,
where John was baptizing.

*************************My take on it… Didn’t we just have this same Gospel the other day? John the Baptist was just the guy paving the way for Jesus, making sure everyone was ready. He didn’t want any special credit, recognition or treatment. We should all be ready and prepared, not seeking fame or fortune. Just be ready as we never know when it will be our last day.


The rest of my day was cozy, with pleasant thoughts and music to keep me warm. Hot tea and yummy cookies always brightens a day. I love my Sundays. Actually, I love every day that ends in DAY.

I got to FaceTime with my little angels. They were running around and excited, showing me their new house and their new rooms.

Now, for another throwback photo of Elvis on the Shelvis…

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