Sunday Sermon, Scorching Heat and Some Other Stuff

23 Jul

“There are quite enough sheep already – be a shepherd: be somebody who’s bold and who leads.”

~Matt Bevin

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Wow! Another really scorchin’ Sunday. I’ll let the picture do the talking.

Today’s Gospel was about Jesus feeling sorry for the weary apostles. He told them they needed to rest. When the people continued to follow, Jesus felt sorry for the crowds. He continued to preach despite everyone being hungry and tired.

My take on it… Like a good shepherd, Jesus loved his flock and thought about their needs above His. As parents, friends, neighbors, and leaders, we should be good shepherds and think of others before ourselves. There are too many selfish people in the world. We need to teach by example.

Gospel

MK 6:30-34

The apostles gathered together with Jesus

and reported all they had done and taught.

He said to them,

“Come away by yourselves to a deserted place and rest a while.”

People were coming and going in great numbers,

and they had no opportunity even to eat.

So they went off in the boat by themselves to a deserted place.

People saw them leaving and many came to know about it.

They hastened there on foot from all the towns

and arrived at the place before them.

When he disembarked and saw the vast crowd,

his heart was moved with pity for them,

for they were like sheep without a shepherd;

and he began to teach them many things.

After Mass, I usually stop for coffee or the store. But, today I went straight to the Walmart auto repair. When I started my car this morning, the symbol for tire problems was lit up. Not again! A couple of months ago, I had a nail in my tire.

A nice young man came out to help. He checked all my tires, added air in one that was low, but couldn’t find any nails or punctures. Another man came out to help check, and neither could find a problem. Keep in mind, it was 109 degrees out there. They told me to drive around a day or two and see if the light comes back on. If it did, bring it back and they’d check again,

Since I was at Walmart anyway, I popped in and walked around to pick up some more cherry pie filling. Uh oh! They already had huge displays of back to school supplies. An artist can’t have too many school supplies, especially when they’re on sale, even when there are no kids at home.

I was very proud of myself. I exercised amazing restraint. I only bought some glue sticks, Elmer’s glue and a pack of index cards.

That was just in the school aisle. I went wild in the baking aisle and bought about a dozen cans of different pie fillings, more bags of chocolate chips, and some ice cream. Then, I found a new king size comforter set in the bedding aisle. Oops! I should have gone straight home. Too much temptation.

Happy Sunday.

5 Responses to “Sunday Sermon, Scorching Heat and Some Other Stuff”

  1. Biff Sock Pow July 23, 2018 at 2:43 am #

    Great post! And wise words indeed from the Gospel.

    I have learned to avoid the office supply aisle at any story like the plague. I have no restraint whatsoever when it comes to pens and paper and erasers and pencil sharpeners and index cards and most especially journals. I never use any of this stuff, but I am drawn to it like a moth to flame.

    Have a blessed week!

    • toniandrukaitis July 23, 2018 at 3:04 am #

      Great minds think alike. I’ve loved office supplies since I was a little girl. I was talking about special childhood memories with some friends today. One of my favorites was my first box of 64 Crayola Crayons with the built in sharpener, I was in heaven. Thanks for the comments.

      • Biff Sock Pow July 23, 2018 at 3:35 am #

        Oh yes! The very first box of Crayolas with the build-in sharpener! I used to just smell them because I loved the smell so much. I almost hated to color with them because they were so beautiful in the box.

  2. ccbarr July 23, 2018 at 3:15 am #

    I never could say noto a back to school sale-esp. on tax free week end! Hey,I went to Mass today😁.Hubby got his work schedule rearranged and he took me!yay and double yay!Thanks for the prayers.

    • toniandrukaitis July 23, 2018 at 4:08 am #

      That’s wonderful. I was thinking about you while at Mass this morning. Now, I’m especially happy that you were able to get there today.

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