Sunday Sermon and Some Other Stuff

22 Nov

“Never be afraid to raise your voice for honesty and truth and compassion against injustice and lying and greed. If people all over the world…would do this, it would change the earth.”
― William Faulkner

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Another fine Sunday. It was cool and cloudy and dreary, but my day is always warm when I start with gratitude and attitude and a lovely morning Mass.

Today’s Gospel was the story of Jesus explaining about His kingdom and His truth…

Gospel, John 18:33-37

33 So Pilate went back into the Praetorium and called Jesus to him and asked him, ‘Are you the king of the Jews?’34 Jesus replied, ‘Do you ask this of your own accord, or have others said it to you about me?’35 Pilate answered, ‘Am I a Jew? It is your own people and the chief priests who have handed you over to me: what have you done?’36 Jesus replied, ‘Mine is not a kingdom of this world; if my kingdom were of this world, my men would have fought to prevent my being surrendered to the Jews. As it is, my kingdom does not belong here.’37 Pilate said, ‘So, then you are a king?’ Jesus answered, ‘It is you who say that I am a king. I was born for this, I came into the world for this, to bear witness to the truth; and all who are on the side of truth listen to my voice.’

My take on it… kings and rulers of this world have a kingdom with finite time and power. God’s kingdom will last forever. The final sentence, He “came into this world for this, to bear witness to the truth;and all who are on the side of truth listen” to His voice. Truth is the key, honesty, and faith.

After Mass, a stop at McDonald’s (our tradition) with Helene for tea and hot chocolate. Then, I stopped at Kroger for a few more fabulous sale items. Gathering more snacks and drinks for Holy Family School.

It sure does get dark so early nowadays. No evening walk tonight. I was busy on the phone most of the day. I called all my Aunts and Uncle and then my favorite, a lovely FaceTime call with my little girls.

Kisses for Grandma.
Such beautiful faces.

Now, that’s a perfect Sunday. Blessings to you, my friends.

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