Sunday Sermon and Other Stuff

27 Nov

“Do not neglect to show hospitality to strangers, for by doing that some have entertained angels without knowing it.”

Anonymous, Holy Bible: King James Version

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Another beautiful Sunday morning in McKinney. Mary wasn’t there at the door for greeting with me this morning, so I flew solo. I’ve made so many friends at St. Gabriel’s and love all the smiles and greetings before Mass. what a fine way to start the day.

Today’s Gospel from Matthew was about when the Son of Man comes in his glory, he will keep the sheep on the right and the goats on the left. The sheep were the good people who helped the poor and needy, the goats were the ones who ignored the needy and thought only of themselves. Both groups questioned the the words… ‘ For I was hungry and you gave me food, I was thirsty and you gave me drink, I was a stranger and you made me welcome, lacking clothes and you clothed me, sick and you visited me, in prison and you came to see me.”

The sheep did these things for strangers, and the goats did nothing. The king responded, And the King will answer, “In truth I tell you, in so far as you did this to one of the least of these brothers of mine, you did it to me.”

Then he will answer, “In truth I tell you, in so far as you neglected to do this to one of the least of these, you neglected to do it to me.”

And they will go away to eternal punishment, and the upright to eternal life.’

My take on it… when you see someone in need, hungry, or thirsty, you should treat them as if they were a friend, family member or even a king. Treat others as you would like to be treated. The old, do unto others.

We had a baptism during Mass and welcomed a new baby to our parish.

After Mass, the Knights of Columbus hosted a fine pancake breakfast. I very rarely eat breakfast, but it was nice to visit with friends.

The volunteers arrive early in the morning to make the batter, cook the sausage and hash browns, and set up tables complete with orange juice and fixin’s. I made sure to thank each one. We have a great community spirit at church.

After breakfast, I stopped at Sprouts, Walmart, and some other running around. The best part of my evening was my traditional Sunday phone call from my son, Joe. Today, he asked if I wanted to FaceTime with my sweet grand-baby. Why yes! I get to see the baby, Lindsay and Joe.

I sure love my Sundays.

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