Monday, July 9, 2007
A Little Funny From Mass
At Sunday Mass this week, there was a visiting priest. He has been 'retired' for quite a while, and was rather old. He started out his homily in a friendly manner, remarking that the Fourth of July was sure to have been a disappointment for some due to the weather; but he hoped we all took some time to thank God for the blessings of living in a country where we enjoy such freedoms. No, that wasn't the funny part ;-). Then he went on to say that even rain is a blessing since the heatwave we've recently gone through, and there he stopped. We all realized that he had obviously taken a 'canned sermon' from his archives because we have not had any heat, it has been unseasonably cool and rainy this summer! But, he was committed to seeing it through, and finished, laughably, by saying that the rain would end the drought. He realized how silly he sounded, but just ploughed on ahead. Today is hotter, but still, no heatwave.