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Sunday Sermon and Other Stuff

26 Oct

“Your prayers will certainly be answered. Everyone who asks receives.” 

― Lailah Gifty Akita, Beautiful Quotes


It was a chilly dreary cloudy morning, but it’s Sunday. I love Sunday. I’ve been signing up to be a greeter before 9 o’clock Mass.  So, I got up early, curled my hair, put on a bright red sweater, matching red lipstick, and my red  jacket to brighten my spirits. When I held the door open and said, “Good morning” to everyone, I was greeted with smiles and enthusiastic replies. When you feel like a bright red ray of sunshine on a cloudy day, it’s contagious. Really! Try it.

Today’s Gospel was about the blind man who asked Jesus for help. Jesus asked him, “What do you want me to do for you?” Here’s my take on it…You can’t get your prayers answered if you don’t pray. You can’t get what you want if you don’t ask. 

My prayer is always the same. “Lord, thank you for your continued strength, and please grant health and happiness for my friends and family.”  I’m doing pretty good so far. 


 Gospel.      Mark 10:46-52
As Jesus was leaving Jericho with his disciples and a sizable crowd,

Bartimaeus, a blind man, the son of Timaeus,

sat by the roadside begging.

On hearing that it was Jesus of Nazareth,

he began to cry out and say,

“Jesus, son of David, have pity on me.”

And many rebuked him, telling him to be silent. 

But he kept calling out all the more,

“Son of David, have pity on me.”

Jesus stopped and said, “Call him.”

So they called the blind man, saying to him,

“Take courage; get up, Jesus is calling you.”

He threw aside his cloak, sprang up, and came to Jesus. 

Jesus said to him in reply, “What do you want me to do for you?” 

The blind man replied to him, “Master, I want to see.” 

Jesus told him, “Go your way; your faith has saved you.” 

Immediately he received his sight

and followed him on the way.

Even a cloudy dreary day can’t  get me down. I’m the lady in red.  

This is from last year, (photo by Michael Murphy) but this is how I feel when I’m dressed in my red happy clothes. 

Not So Sunny Sunday

14 Oct

This morning was cloudy, overcast and drizzly. My neighbors next door offered to help trim some trees and bushes in my front and back yard this weekend, and Mr. Johnny came over yesterday and today with his handy power trimmer. The boys hauled away branches, and not to be out done, I got out the hand trimmer and pruned the rose bushes. It wouldn’t sound that tedious, but it was raining on me the entire time. Not a heavy rain, but a fine penetrating mist that actually felt refreshing. Did I mention that I have the best neighbors ever? Well, I do.

The mist stopped around noon, just in time for me to get cleaned up and off to the Square for lunch at Snug with my friend Karen. ( Karen T. From Zumba. I have a couple Karen friends.) It was her first Snug visit, and she loved the food and atmosphere. We strolled around after lunch and enjoyed the cooler temps that the clouds and north winds brought. Another great day. Not a sunny Sunday, but a lovely day, none the less.