Sunday Sermon and Some Other Stuff

25 Oct

“Profession and possession [of faith] are not the same thing.”

Tom Wells


Another lovely Sunday. My first chore was to scoot across the street at 7:30 to feed Miss Kathy’s cats while she’s gone a few days. Sammi has been sick, so he had a couple of different meds to be administered. Did you ever try and give a cat a pill, much less two pills? Plus, he doesn’t like wet food and only eats dry, thus eliminating the old hide the pill in some tuna. I brought a towel over to wrap him a little so he wouldn’t put the death claw grip on me like yesterday’s adventure. It took a little chasing under tables and chairs and few attempts, but we got them in. We nuzzled for a while. Poor Sammi.

Then, home to change out of my kitty fur covered clothes and into my Sunday Goin’ to church clothes, and off to Mass.

Another baptism today, baby Blaise Antonio. Adorable.

Today’s Gospel was a reminder of persistence and faith.

Gospel, Mark 10:46-52

46 They reached Jericho; and as he left Jericho with his disciples and a great crowd, Bartimaeus — that is, the son of Timaeus — a blind beggar, was sitting at the side of the road.47 When he heard that it was Jesus of Nazareth, he began to shout and cry out, ‘Son of David, Jesus, have pity on me.’48 And many of them scolded him and told him to keep quiet, but he only shouted all the louder, ‘Son of David, have pity on me.’49 Jesus stopped and said, ‘Call him here.’ So they called the blind man over. ‘Courage,’ they said, ‘get up; he is calling you.’50 So throwing off his cloak, he jumped up and went to Jesus.51 Then Jesus spoke, ‘What do you want me to do for you?’ The blind man said to him, ‘Rabbuni, let me see again.’52 Jesus said to him, ‘Go; your faith has saved you.’ And at once his sight returned and he followed him along the road.

My take on it…the blind man was persistent and begged Jesus to have pity on him, even after being scolded by the others. His sight was restored because of his faith. Sight could be a symbol of seeing clearly, perhaps not just with your eyes, but your soul. Even when you cannot see what you desire, never give up.

Jerry and Patricia invited me and Helene to join them for a burrito breakfast brunch in Princeton. Then, Helene and I stopped at Tom Thumb to pick up some sale stuff. For some reason, my app wasn’t working and I asked the young man if I got the sale prices. He said yes. When I got to the car…NO! So, I marched back in and had to get all my items returned and re-rung.

Even Miss Barbara couldn’t understand why it didn’t work. All the items were on my stupid app. I hate those stupid apps where you have to have the special super duper digital deal in order to get the sale. Forgive my French, but just have a DANG sale, already.

The rest of my day was busy talking to family and FaceTiming with friends and the grandkids. A strange cloudy drizzly full moon crazy kinda day.

Always the highlight of my Sunday.

Happy Sunday, my friends.

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