Thursday, April 18, 2019

Evening Mass of the Lord's Supper


John 13:1-15

Before the feast of Passover, Jesus knew that his hour had come
to pass from this world to the Father.
He loved his own in the world and he loved them to the end.
The devil had already induced Judas, son of Simon the Iscariot, to hand him over.
So, during supper, 
fully aware that the Father had put everything into his power 
and that he had come from God and was returning to God, 
he rose from supper and took off his outer garments.
He took a towel and tied it around his waist.
Then he poured water into a basin 
and began to wash the disciples' feet 
and dry them with the towel around his waist.
He came to Simon Peter, who said to him, 
"Master, are you going to wash my feet?"
Jesus answered and said to him,
"What I am doing, you do not understand now,
but you will understand later."
Peter said to him, "You will never wash my feet."
Jesus answered him, 
"Unless I wash you, you will have no inheritance with me."
Simon Peter said to him, 
"Master, then not only my feet, but my hands and head as well."
Jesus said to him, 
"Whoever has bathed has no need except to have his feet washed,
 for he is clean all over; 
so you are clean, but not all."
For he knew who would betray him;
for this reason, he said, "Not all of you are clean."

So when he had washed their feet 
and put his garments back on and reclined at table again, 
he said to them, "Do you realize what I have done for you?
You call me 'teacher' and 'master,'  and rightly so, for indeed I am.
If I, therefore, the master and teacher, have washed your feet, 
you ought to wash one another's feet.
I have given you a model to follow, 
so that as I have done for you, you should also do."

Wednesday, April 10, 2019

Wednesday of the Fifth Week of Lent 2019




injustice
betrayal
mockery
treachery
torture
death


Jesus' passion


forgiveness




love




mercy




grace

Monday, April 1, 2019



Dear LORD~

Grace me with a courage like Ananias, that I might always trust You. 

Tuesday, March 26, 2019

What a joy it is knowing Him

What a joy it is knowing who we are in Christ!
What a joy it is knowing that I can forgive through Him, without fear!
What a joy it is knowing Him.
What a joy it is knowing Him.
What a joy it is knowing Him.

Wednesday, March 20, 2019

RISE Challenge Day 1



Who am I? I am precious, because I belong to You.

What am I worth? I'm worth dying for.




We took an early trip east this morning, and the sun was not even up yet. We stared at bright red tail lights, all of the same hue, for about 20 minutes. We arrived at Henry Ford Columbus Center on time, but the therapist did not. So we did some labs on the same floor and drove home. I had time for a shake before work and now I am hard at it: running Downlegger trying to get one year tax returns and an appraisal waiver, trying to decode Dog's emails, wishing Tom were here to absorb some of the Braggart's verbiage.
Survivor and a pork loin tonight, Big Dance starts tomorrow, and Friday another PT appointment in Novi then a TBD fish fry with my sweetie.

Sunday, March 17, 2019

2nd Sunday of Lent

Thursday was 63 degrees and windy, and a tornado touched down about 40 miles west of us. The wind blew all night but thankfully we didn't lose power.
Friday the temps dropped and we got snow Friday night; and a squall came through Saturday morning causing cars to slide off the road with verily no visibility.
The robins are back; the hummers are not.

Not yet.




Tuesday, March 12, 2019

Monday, March 11, 2019

prayer

Heavenly Father ~

All praise and honor and glory to You; Father, Son, and Holy Spirit amen!

Thank You for another day I am able to get out of bed, read my Bible, and pray to You!

I confess to You that I have sinned, in what I have done, and in what I have failed to do; through my thoughts, words, and actions; through my fault, through my fault, through my most grievous fault. I ask Your forgiveness - LORD have mercy, Christ have mercy, LORD have mercy on me a sinner.

To-day I pray for all our loved ones and family:
For Francis and all the priests, bishops, and deacons and their families, and Your Church all over the world, especially where there is persecution. For President Trump and his family, for Judge Cavanaugh and his family, and all who are fighting to make America great again. 
For John Martinogni and the Bible Christian Society and men of goodwill everywhere, for Bill Patrick and the team and candidates for all the upcoming cursillo weekends, for every child and every one who does not yet know you, for protesters that they would turn their hearts to You in truth.
For my bride, that You would forgive her sins, and give her a desire to know You more intimately through the truth and fullness of the Catholic Church, heal her body mind soul and spirit, give her peace in her heart, protect her and keep her safe, and let her know how much You love her.
For Stan and Rita (rest in peace), Stan, Charlotte, Kathy, Justin, Dana, Aaron, Joey, Mary, Grace, Stosh (rest in peace), Stacie, Carter, Ryan, Emily, Mary Ann, Dean, Courtney, Rusty, Drew, Mason, Meggie, Jake, Quinn, Cameron, Deacon, Kacie, Brett, Moni, Bob, Jon, Jen, Joslin, Liam (and my those two beautiful grandbabies grow up to know and love You and serve You all the days of their lives), Jason (rest in peace), Pam, Ken, Kennie, and Kendall, Terry, Jeanie, Jeanie's dad, Tye, Sophia, Trent, Kevin, Justen, Tori, Kaylee, Kristine, Mike and his mom, Mom and Dad and thier families, Nancy, Ruben and his family, Ray, Ricky Ben, Belle, Alex, Carlos and Cheyenne and her family, Gary, Susie, Josh, Taylor, Jeremy and his fiance.

I give You this day, all our plans and doings, our comings and goings. Lead and guide the doctors we will see to-day.

Praise Your Name!

Sunday, March 10, 2019

First Sunday of Lent




“One solitary God-centered, God-intoxicated man can do more to keep God's love alive and His presence felt in the world than a thousand half-hearted, talkative busy men living frightened, fragmented ‘lives of quiet desperation’." 
-Fr. William McNamara