Today I have the sad task of playing for a funeral for the father of someone who is like a daughter to me. Angela's dad was only 51 years old.
I am actually going to work out for the first time in - sheesh, I don't know how long. The last time I remember working out was the day that of the Fort Hood shootings because I was listening to my radio while jogging.
I stopped in at Walmart last night on the way home from RCIA. It was dead in there. I guess January is a re-group for everyone. I am letting my Ebay listings expire until next fall. Today I need to repour some duds and I want to melt down some projects from early in our business. Funny how the things you think are so cool look just plain awful years later. Kind of like hairstyles and fashion trends. Today, if my soybean oil gets here, I will be measuring some more oils. Ugh!
Oh, on Monday we were supposed to get our wireless internet installed. Today is Wednesday and no wireless internet in site. We have cell phones people! A little communication would be nice.
Word of the day:
Wednesday of the Third week in Ordinary Time
Today the Church celebrates : St. Angela Merici, Virgin (c. 1470-1540)
Holy Gospel of Jesus Christ according to Saint Mark 4:1-20.
On another occasion he began to teach by the sea. A very large crowd gathered around him so that he got into a boat on the sea and sat down. And the whole crowd was beside the sea on land. And he taught them at length in parables, and in the course of his instruction he said to them, Hear this! A sower went out to sow. And as he sowed, some seed fell on the path, and the birds came and ate it up. Other seed fell on rocky ground where it had little soil. It sprang up at once because the soil was not deep. And when the sun rose, it was scorched and it withered for lack of roots. Some seed fell among thorns, and the thorns grew up and choked it and it produced no grain. And some seed fell on rich soil and produced fruit. It came up and grew and yielded thirty, sixty, and a hundredfold." He added, "Whoever has ears to hear ought to hear." And when he was alone, those present along with the Twelve questioned him about the parables. He answered them, "The mystery of the kingdom of God has been granted to you. But to those outside everything comes in parables, so that 'they may look and see but not perceive, and hear and listen but not understand, in order that they may not be converted and be forgiven.'" Jesus said to them, "Do you not understand this parable? Then how will you understand any of the parables? The sower sows the word. These are the ones on the path where the word is sown. As soon as they hear, Satan comes at once and takes away the word sown in them. And these are the ones sown on rocky ground who, when they hear the word, receive it at once with joy. But they have no root; they last only for a time. Then when tribulation or persecution comes because of the word, they quickly fall away. Those sown among thorns are another sort. They are the people who hear the word, but worldly anxiety, the lure of riches, and the craving for other things intrude and choke the word, and it bears no fruit. But those sown on rich soil are the ones who hear the word and accept it and bear fruit thirty and sixty and a hundredfold."
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