Sunday Sermon and Some Other Stuff

21 Jun

Billy Graham

“A good father is one of the most unsung, unpraised, unnoticed, and yet one of the most valuable assets in our society.” (The key word here is “good.)


A beautiful Sunday and a fine day for Father’s Day. I woke even before the 7 am alarm, looking forward to 9am Mass at St. Gabriel.

Father Dankasa celebrated the Mass and began by wishing all the fathers a happy Father’s Day. And added, “And Happy Father’s Day to me too.” We all laughed, but really… our priests are fathers, aren’t they?

Today’s Gospel was the story of Jesus calming the storm that terrified the disciples. He questioned their faith and they were in awe of His power.

Mk 4:35-41

On that day, as evening drew on, Jesus said to his disciples:
“Let us cross to the other side.”
Leaving the crowd, they took Jesus with them in the boat just as he was.
And other boats were with him.
A violent squall came up and waves were breaking over the boat,
so that it was already filling up.
Jesus was in the stern, asleep on a cushion.
They woke him and said to him,
“Teacher, do you not care that we are perishing?”
He woke up,
rebuked the wind, and said to the sea, “Quiet! Be still!”
The wind ceased and there was great calm.
Then he asked them, “Why are you terrified?
Do you not yet have faith?”
They were filled with great awe and said to one another,
“Who then is this whom even wind and sea obey?”


After Mass, Helene, Jerry and I stopped for coffee and a quick happy birthday toast. Friday was Jerry’s birthday, but he was out of town with family.

Jerry opening his cards and gifts and enjoying a special world famous homemade “bad ass brownie” made by yours truly.
And now, a special Happy Fathers Day to my Awesome Son, Joe. (The best Father I’ve ever known.) I’m very proud of the great dad you’ve become.

Happy Father’s Day to one and all. ❤️

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