Sunday Sermon and Some Other Stuff

20 Aug

“There is more hunger for love and appreciation in this world than for bread.”

Mother Teresa

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As I drove to church this morning, I literally had to pull over, jump out of my car and take a picture of the sun trying to burst through the scattered speckled clouds. The photo couldn’t do justice to the actual glow and radiant beams of light that pierced the sky.

Today’s Gospel was the story of Jesus telling the crowds that He was the living bread. The Jews were confused wondering how Jesus expected them to eat his flesh.

Yes, this is a confusing concept, and my take on it as a Catholic is… during the sacred sacrament of the Eucharist, the bread and wine are blessed and commemorated, symbolizing the sacrifice of flesh and blood when Jesus died on the cross. Bread and wine sustains our body, following Jesus sustains our souls. We consume the bread, profess our faith, and follow His teachings and examples. “Whoever eats this bread lives forever.”

Gospel

JN 6:51-58

Jesus said to the crowds:

“I am the living bread that came down from heaven;

whoever eats this bread will live forever;

and the bread that I will give

is my flesh for the life of the world.”

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After Mass, I came came home and went for a long steamy walk. A good time for thinking and contemplating life.

One of the highlights, if not the the best part of my Sunday is, a FaceTime visit with my adorable 1 1/2 year old grand-daughter.

She is going to be a good little mother’s helper. She was changing her baby’s diaper.

Then, she burped the baby after hugging and rocking her.

Baby was tired, so she put her in the stroller for a walk. I got dizzy just watching her scurry around the house. Mom and Dad have their hands full, for sure. Love you all and thanks for the call.

Sunday is my favorite day. When I count my blessings, Sunday keeps me very, very, very busy counting my many blessings.

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