Sunday Sermon and Some Other Stuff

29 Nov

“We have the greatest power through love that can be known. It overcomes everything with its fierce and steady truth, if you can continue to stand in it.”
― Jay Woodman

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A chilly, but sunny Sunday. Another good day to give thanks.

Today’s Gospel sounded pretty familiar for our current situation with nations in agony, bewildered by the turmoil, terror and fear. Sounds familiar, right?

Gospel, Luke 21:25-28, 34-36

25 ‘There will be signs in the sun and moon and stars; on earth nations in agony, bewildered by the turmoil of the ocean and its waves;26 men fainting away with terror and fear at what menaces the world, for the powers of heaven will be shaken.27 And then they will see the Son of man coming in a cloud with power and great glory.28 When these things begin to take place, stand erect, hold your heads high, because your liberation is near at hand.’34 ‘Watch yourselves, or your hearts will be coarsened by debauchery and drunkenness and the cares of life, and that day willcome upon you unexpectedly,35 like a trap. For it will come down on all those living on the face of the earth.36 Stay awake, praying at all times for the strength to survive all that is going to happen, and to hold your ground before the Son of man.’

My take on it… as the Gospel says… “when these things begin to take place, stand erect, hold your heads high…” So, if you are prepared and have led a good life, you are “ready or not, here I come.” Some people wait till they are old and grey and at deaths door before they decide to straighten up. Umm… I don’t think that’s how it works. I think it’s like a report card in school. If you always try your best, you study, and you show up every day, you’ll get a passing grade. But, if you cut all your classes, party all the way through school, don’t study, and flunk all your tests, don’t expect to graduate, walk with your class, and get your diploma. Just sayin’. Just my humble opinion.

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After Mass, I stopped at McDonald’s all by myself. 🙁 Poor me. Helene was on a trip with her son, and Jerry is still on the mend and homebound. But, tradition is tradition. I thought I might find someone to talk to, but the place was empty. 🙁 So, I just enjoyed the quiet and my large iced tea. But, I did give Jerry a call and asked if he was up for a short visit, and he was. Yay! I called my sister to wish her a happy birthday and a little conversation while I sat in my car. The sun was warm, and you couldn’t ask for a nicer day.

He’s lookin’ good! (Selfie time.🤦‍♀️)

I stopped at the store and then visited my Nextdoor neighbor Elke, for a little tea party and chat.

Then of course, a little FaceTime visit with my little granddaughters.

A very fine Sunday so far. The day is still young. Perhaps more adventures to come. Happy Sunday, my friends.

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