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Monday, January 31, 2011

Been a long day.  My cold is finally breaking up.  The weatherman is predicting a huge snowstorm.  I hope it holds off until later in the night tomorrow.  We have 1/2 dozen kids who will be confirmed tomorrow evening.I just barely met the 20 stocking per month goal today.  Did some more sorting on my shelving units.  I had a pile of Priority Mail boxes that needed to be organized into a functional system. Got that done.  Did some more cleaning in the sink area.  Poured some candles and started the inventory packing for the Maple Syrup Festival show.  Made a batch of cookies, browned a lot of ground beef for future recipes and for pizza toppings. Made a batch of meatloaf for tomorrow and for the freezer.  Oh, and the laundry is almost done.  When the lye water and oils are cooled, I will be making a batch of Apple Jack and Peel soap.

Word of the day:
Monday of the Fourth week in Ordinary Time
Today the Church celebrates : St. John Bosco, Priest (1815-1888) - Memorial
Holy Gospel of Jesus Christ according to Saint Mark 5:1-20.

They came to the other side of the sea, to the territory of the Gerasenes. When he got out of the boat, at once a man from the tombs who had an unclean spirit met him. The man had been dwelling among the tombs, and no one could restrain him any longer, even with a chain. In fact, he had frequently been bound with shackles and chains, but the chains had been pulled apart by him and the shackles smashed, and no one was strong enough to subdue him. Night and day among the tombs and on the hillsides he was always crying out and bruising himself with stones. Catching sight of Jesus from a distance, he ran up and prostrated himself before him, crying out in a loud voice, "What have you to do with me, Jesus, Son of the Most High God? I adjure you by God, do not torment me!" (He had been saying to him, "Unclean spirit, come out of the man!") He asked him, "What is your name?" He replied, "Legion is my name. There are many of us." And he pleaded earnestly with him not to drive them away from that territory. Now a large herd of swine was feeding there on the hillside. And they pleaded with him, "Send us into the swine. Let us enter them." And he let them, and the unclean spirits came out and entered the swine. The herd of about two thousand rushed down a steep bank into the sea, where they were drowned. The swineherds ran away and reported the incident in the town and throughout the countryside. And people came out to see what had happened. As they approached Jesus, they caught sight of the man who had been possessed by Legion, sitting there clothed and in his right mind. And they were seized with fear. Those who witnessed the incident explained to them what had happened to the possessed man and to the swine. Then they began to beg him to leave their district. As he was getting into the boat, the man who had been possessed pleaded to remain with him. But he would not permit him but told him instead, "Go home to your family and announce to them all that the Lord in his pity has done for you." Then the man went off and began to proclaim in the Decapolis what Jesus had done for him; and all were amazed.

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