Sunday Sermon and Some Other Stuff

19 Dec

“There are two ways of spreading light: to be the candle or the mirror that reflects it.” – Edith Wharton


A very cold Sunday morning, around 15°. But, the sun was out, which made it less oppressive, but not much. My son and I went to 9:30 Mass at St. Norbett’s, it was a good day.

Todays Gospel was the story of the Angel appearing to Joseph to tell him that Mary was carrying left through the Holy Spirit.

Mt 1:18-24

This is how the birth of Jesus Christ came about.
When his mother Mary was betrothed to Joseph,
but before they lived together,
she was found with child through the Holy Spirit.
Joseph her husband, since he was a righteous man,
yet unwilling to expose her to shame,
decided to divorce her quietly.
Such was his intention when, behold,
the angel of the Lord appeared to him in a dream and said,
“Joseph, son of David,
do not be afraid to take Mary your wife into your home.
For it is through the Holy Spirit
that this child has been conceived in her.
She will bear a son and you are to name him Jesus,
because he will save his people from their sins.”
All this took place to fulfill what the Lord had said through the prophet:
Behold, the virgin shall conceive and bear a son,
and they shall name him Emmanuel,

which means “God is with us.”
When Joseph awoke,
he did as the angel of the Lord had commanded him
and took his wife into his home.

My take on it… sometimes we are asked to make difficult decisions and perform difficult tasks along our journey in life. “It ‘ain’t’ always easy.”


After Mass, we stopped at Dunkin Donuts for a hot chocolate and tea. It was very nice mother/son bonding time. A good time to talk and share. We haven’t done this in a long time.

When we got home, the girls were all set and ready for action. A lot of playing, crafting, singing, dancing, and eating.

The girls were excited to light the Hanukkah candles at dusk, repeat the special prayers, and of presents.

Happy Sunday, my friends.

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