Sunday Sermon and Some Other Stuff

28 Feb

It is written that he who governs well, leads the blind; But that he who teaches, gives them eyes.— David O. Mckay

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A beautiful sunny Sunday. It was still chilly, low 30’s, so I got to wear my sock monkey hat to church again. Yay!

Today’s Gospel was the famous “Blind leading the blind” parable.

Gospel

Lk 6:39-45

Jesus told his disciples a parable,
“Can a blind person guide a blind person?
Will not both fall into a pit?
No disciple is superior to the teacher;
but when fully trained,
every disciple will be like his teacher.
Why do you notice the splinter in your brother’s eye,
but do not perceive the wooden beam in your own?
How can you say to your brother,
‘Brother, let me remove that splinter in your eye,’
when you do not even notice the wooden beam in your own eye?
You hypocrite! Remove the wooden beam from your eye first;
then you will see clearly
to remove the splinter in your brother’s eye.

“A good tree does not bear rotten fruit,
nor does a rotten tree bear good fruit.
For every tree is known by its own fruit.
For people do not pick figs from thornbushes,
nor do they gather grapes from brambles.
A good person out of the store of goodness in his heart produces good,
but an evil person out of a store of evil produces evil;
for from the fullness of the heart the mouth speaks.”

My take on it…. You can’t show someone else the right way when you are blind or have something in your own eye. Straighten up your own life before you start telling other people how to live. Basically, stop hanging around with the wrong people. They will lead you astray. Rotten trees or rotten people, they will only bear bad fruit. Associate with good honest people. If you get tangled up with some rotten folks…”Run Forrest, Run!”

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After Mass, we stopped for coffee, as usual. I didn’t need anything from the store, so I went right home. I made a few phone calls. I called my best friend from high school, Diane. Today is her birthday. We haven’t talked in a long time. I also called my other dear friend and old neighbor from the late 60’s, Shirley, another birthday friend.

I went for a lovely evening walk. The sunset is always beautiful.

Then, a nice FaceTime chat with the granddaughters.

I wear my sock monkey hat to make them laugh.

It was a good Sunday. I hope yours was too. 🤗

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