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September 11:( Sunday Sermon and “Never Forget.”

11 Sep

“When Americans lend a hand to one another, nothing is impossible. We’re not about what happened on 9/11. We’re about what happened on 9/12.”
Jeff Parness

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An absolutely gorgeous Sunday morning, cool and a slight breeze. A relief from the constant Texas heat. Greeting before Mass, I was able to visit with friends, smiling, hugging, high five to little ones, admiring babies in strollers, and chatting.

Francisco met our new seminarian, Allen-Michael, who will be with us until next May.

Today’s Gospel was the story of those complaining that Jesus associated with sinners and unsavory people… Gospel

Lk 15:1-32 Tax collectors and sinners were all drawing near to listen to Jesus,
but the Pharisees and scribes began to complain, saying,
“This man welcomes sinners and eats with them.”
So to them he addressed this parable.
“What man among you having a hundred sheep and losing one of them
would not leave the ninety-nine in the desert
and go after the lost one until he finds it?
And when he does find it,
he sets it on his shoulders with great joy
and, upon his arrival home,
he calls together his friends and neighbors and says to them,
‘Rejoice with me because I have found my lost sheep.’
I tell you, in just the same way
there will be more joy in heaven over one sinner who repents
than over ninety-nine righteous people
who have no need of repentance….

My take on it… we always appreciate finding what was once lost, whether it be a lost item of importance or a person. God welcomes all lost souls who return to Him.

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After Mass, a quick stop at McD and the grocery store.

Most everyone is remembering that tragic day of September 11, 2001 today. Those of us who lived during that event will never forget the hours and repeated hours that are etched into our memory.

Here are some of my fond memories of honoring that day and honoring our first responders.

“NEVER FORGET.”