Sunday, May 26, 2013
Today was Trinity Sunday and the sermon was a really good one. The Bishop was making his annual visit and THAT is a pretty big deal. The Bishop's sermon was a really meaningful one and talked about the Trinity in a somewhat different way. It was interesting and he also talked about the ways that Christians' behaviors demonstrate the power and goodness of GOD through their actions - pointing out three important facets of those actions 1 - being done in LOVE, 2 - bringing HOPE, and finally, 3 - being USEFUL. This was a good service and there was a lot we discussed with the Bishop while he was here. The bishop told a story about Mother Theresa and the Secretary of Health and Human Services at a gathering years ago. The two were talking about their respective lives and the Secretary looked and Mother Theresa that he just didn't understand why since they each did essentially the same thing - he had programs that feed people; she feeds people; she provides shelter for people; he has programs that provide shelter for people; etc. BUT that nobody thinks he is anything special and EVERYONE thinks that she is a saint. She smiled quietly and said it was really all about the WHY - he does it out of obligation and she does it out of LOVE. He provides for the immediate needs and she provides hope for a future as well as meeting needs. Both do something USEFUL, but in his actions there is neither love nor hope, while in hers there is both.
The reception was really nice and there were lots of fruits and veggies, chicken, macaroni and cheese, salads, and of course the desserts. I settled on a small piece of lemon meringue pie, fruits and veggies, and a chicken breast and leg. It wasn't a PERFECT meal but it was also a lot less than I might normally eat - I skipped the mac and cheese, the potato and macaroni salads, the baked beans, etc. I drank water.
The meeting after the reception was mostly a question and answer session with discussion about future projects and ideas for the church over the next year.
My shopping trip was not a big deal but I got great deals on chicken (was on sale for $.99 a pound and there were two packages that had to be sold today that were marked buy one get one free - making it $.50 a pound), strawberries were beautiful and they were on sale 2 pound tubs were $6.00 for two tubs. I also got some corn on the cob on sale for $.20 each, cauliflower was $1.99 for a great big head. I came away feeling like I got a pretty good deal all in all.
Everyone have a great rest of their weekend. Blessings will rain down from above and shower your tears away and wash your sadness with it. The sun will warm your hearts and shine through you as you go about enjoying the blessings of your holiday. Take a moment to remember those who gave their all that we all might have a free life and the opportunity to make our own choices. Remember to BE a hero to those you work with, live with, and encounter throughout your travels and daily life. (HUGS) Blessings on all.