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Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Happy Mardi Gras everyone!
In case anyone is interested, here is an article on the history of Mardi Gras. I am absolutely boggled at how fast the weeks go by. I'm thinking I should probably take down the Christmas lights that are still on my front porch. But I have decided to call them Winter Lights. And since it is still winter, they are staying right where they are. And I think I will even turn them on at night. And besides, it's still too cold to get out there and do it. Yeah, that's it. It's too cold.

Today I'm thinking about what I will give up for Lent. I am thinking it will be sugar free chocolate - particularly the Reese's peanut butter cups.
Today will be spent getting our business taxes done and choir letters address and mailed out. Thanks to a meeting last night, the rest of the house isn't too bad. Sunday night I began cutting out a quilt for the prayer quilt group. It is kind of designing itself. When we have a prayer quilt request we try to incorporate personal likes of the recipient. When get the top pieced, I will post a pic. I think I'm am going to love how this one turns out.
Word of the day
Tuesday of the Seventh Week in Ordinary Time
Mk 9:30-37

Jesus and his disciples left from there and began a journey through Galilee,
but he did not wish anyone to know about it.
He was teaching his disciples and telling them,
"The Son of Man is to be handed over to men
and they will kill him,
and three days after his death the Son of Man will rise."
But they did not understand the saying,
and they were afraid to question him.

They came to Capernaum and, once inside the house,
he began to ask them,
"What were you arguing about on the way?"
But they remained silent.
For they had been discussing among themselves on the way
who was the greatest.
Then he sat down, called the Twelve, and said to them,
"If anyone wishes to be first,
he shall be the last of all and the servant of all."
Taking a child, he placed it in their midst,
and putting his arms around it, he said to them,
"Whoever receives one child such as this in my name, receives me;
and whoever receives me,
receives not me but the One who sent me."

Thoughts from the cornfield:
I think on some level, the disciples knew what Jesus was saying - that's why they were afraid to question him. And then the world distracts them and their egos take over. Yep, if you're going to follow Jesus, you need to leave the ego behind. Simple? Yes. Easy? No.

God bless our troops!


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