Just got back from Mass and tailgating with Catherine. Well OK, we didn’t really tailgate. We sat in the entrance to the supermarket where there are some chairs, too cold outside. But we talked to folks. Very foggy and spooky out there today. Good day for ironing shirts inside. Which I have to do as we are off on a trip Wednesday to San Dimas, CA, oh boy.
Father David had a great homily today. I will tell you about that in a moment but first he gave us a little talk how he was changing his style. For twenty years he has been always reading a text for his sermons and now he is switching over to just using an outline. Well, very good. I am all in favor of that. The less paperwork the better.
The scripture reading today was where one of the Pharisees asks Jesus, what is the greatest commandment? And Jesus is his usual cool manner boils down the whole code of Moses into two things. This is my own paraphrase, to love God and love your neighbor. So Father David started talking about love and came up with this which I diagramed:
L ~ for us to LIVE well, to take care of ourselves.
O ~ for us to OFFER ourselves, to be open and available.
V ~ for us to VALUE everybody and everything, to be grateful.
E ~ for us to ENJOY ourselves, to be in love with our situation.
Oh, that looks oh so tidy. Boy, that looks easy enough for even Felipe to remember, good deal. Thanks Father David.
Yup, love, Felipe.