Sunday Sermon and Other Stuff

3 Feb

“A promise fulfilled may be a classic moment, but prophesies mean anticlimax. How much more awesome was an unexpected salvation?”

~ China Miévikke

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A beautiful Sunday morning, sunny and in the 60’s at 8am, warming up by the minute. Greeting before Mass was a pleasure, with all the smiling faces and children skipping and frolicking on their way inside.

Today’s Gospel was the story of Mary and Joseph taking the child Jesus to Jerusalem to the temple as required of the first born son, and a sacrifice be made. A righteous man named Simeon arrived who had been promised by the Holy Spirit that he would not see death until the arrival of the Messiah.

“Now, Master, you may let your servant go in peace, according to your word, for my eyes have seen your salvation,which you prepared in sight of all the peoples,a light for revelation to the Gentiles, and glory for your people Israel.”The child’s father and mother were amazed at what was said about him;and Simeon blessed them and said to Mary his mother, “Behold, this child is destined for the fall and rise of many in Israel, and to be a sign that will be contradict (and you yourself a sword will pierce) so that the thoughts of many hearts may be revealed.”

My take on it… pretty simple…God keeps His promises. And, maybe it’s a good idea if we keep our promises to God.

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After Mass, a nice visit with Helene for coffee at McD. When I got home, it was SO beautiful out. I asked google what the temp was and she said, “The current temperature in McKinney is 79 degrees.” Holy heat wave, Batman! I changed quickly and went out for a nice long walk. T-shirt weather.

Later, Miss Kathy, my friend and neighbor across the street and I went to Nom Nom for dinner. It was good to catch up.

I had a pretty awesome weekend. I didn’t even tell you about last night. After my super soup making extravaganza, my friends Joni and Bob invited me to join them to go over to Lone Star Wine Cellars and to listen to some live music. They were kind enough to pick me up because they know I don’t drink and drive. This way I could have a drink or two. Woo hoo. I very rarely get to imbibe when meeting friends because I have to drive. Bob was kind enough to be designated driver. We met Jerry and Loretta there. What a fun Saturday evening with friends. Good friends, good music and yummy frozen sangria and wine-a-ritas. Life is good!

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