It was an oddly unproductive day. Harold's cousin Bruce, who is also our neighbor, passed away the other evening. Tonight was his prayer service. He seemed much younger than the 71 years his obituary stated. He fought a 2 year battle with cancer. I guess you could say he won his battle since he was a man of faith. I couldn't look at Norma tonight because I would tear up. It's only in the last few months that you would see Norma without Bruce. Tomorrow is the funeral. It won't be easy for various reasons.
Word of the day
Thursday of the Thirteenth week in Ordinary Time
Today the Church celebrates : Bl. Antonio Rosmini, Priest, Founder of the Institute of Charity (1797-1855), St. Gal, Bishop (c. 489-553)
Holy Gospel of Jesus Christ according to Saint Matthew 9:1-8.
He entered a boat, made the crossing, and came into his own town. And there people brought to him a paralytic lying on a stretcher. When Jesus saw their faith, he said to the paralytic, "Courage, child, your sins are forgiven." At that, some of the scribes said to themselves, "This man is blaspheming." Jesus knew what they were thinking, and said, "Why do you harbor evil thoughts? Which is easier, to say, 'Your sins are forgiven,' or to say, 'Rise and walk'? But that you may know that the Son of Man has authority on earth to forgive sins" --he then said to the paralytic, "Rise, pick up your stretcher, and go home." He rose and went home. When the crowds saw this they were struck with awe and glorified God who had given such authority to human beings.
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