Saturday, May 21, 2011
I was in Church tonight at 6 PM because I go to the 5 PM mass on Saturday night so I can sleep in on Sundays. Mass went a little over because 14 children made their First Communion. Our Church is so big that the Church needed to spread the First Communions over 6 different masses at different times.
I spoke to Father Mark before Church as I usually do and after we talked about my shoulder, he asks every week I made a comment about 6 PM. I told him I know he is not a betting man as he is a priest but I said," How much you want to bet Church is packed tonight because of "The supposed Rapture?" He laughed and said I was probably right. I was, Church was packed.
It was packed with so many faces I did not recognize. Usually the Catholics that only go to Church on Christmas Day and Easter are not that up on Church doctrine. As Catholics we believe that we will not know when the end of earth as we know it.
Matthew 24:36-44 No one knows about that day or hour, not even the angels in heaven, nor the Son, but only the Father. As it was in the days of Noah, so it will be at the coming of the Son of Man. For in the days before the flood, people were eating and drinking, marrying and giving in marriage, up to the day Noah entered the ark; and they knew nothing about what would happen until the flood came and took them all away. That is how it will be at the coming of the Son of Man.
Two men will be in the field; one will be taken and the other left. Two women will be grinding with a hand mill; one will be taken and the other left.
Therefore keep watch, because you do not know on what day your Lord will come. But understand this: If the owner of the house had known at what time of night the thief was coming, he would have kept watch and would not have let his house be broken into. So you also must be ready, because the Son of Man will come at an hour when you do not expect him
Trust me I think half of the people there tonight do not know this as they just make the 2 appearances each year. I think they were buying extra insurance. You can't buy extra insurance, either you believe Christ died for our sins and we are supposed to live like good Catholics 365 days a year and not their courtesy 2. Sorry my opinion. Yes I was happy they made it to Mass but I wished they loved the Lord enough to come every week.
Anywho back to I am still here, what about you? I am saying that in jest because I know today was not Armageddon. However tonight I am attending an After the Rapture party at my girlfriends. She is going all out. Djay and everything. Her backyard is huge with a pool but I think it is too cold to jump in the water tonight. the weather is beautiful tonight and kind of still warm out but not enough to jump in the pool. Who knows the partying may get so rowdy some idiots may jump in.
We are requested to come dressed as either an angel or the devil. I am going to dress as an angel and one of my girlfriends is going to help me with my costume since I can't do anything with my right shoulder yet. She'll just pinup a sheet to make it look like and angel's robe. This angel will have one broken wing though and I will wear my sling tonight as I don't want anyone to bump into my shoulder. We made our halos during the week as well as our wings. They are cute.
I banked calories so I can eat up to 700 calories tonight if I have to. I plan on drinking water so I am not going to be drinking the calories. I am hoping I don't even hit 500 calories so I can be at the lower end of my calorie range. It should be a fun party. it gave a really good theme to a party even though none of us believed the world was going to end at 6 PM.
Off to go to the party and to get into costume. It will be amusing to see who chose to dress as a devil.