So far we are staying caught up on stockings, but I'm sure that is going to change in a week or so. We are at 62 for the season so far.
All of the grandkids were here this morning so it was a bit of a zoo. It was fun, though. I really don't know how I got so much done when we had four little ones.
The guys started the soybeans today which means I live my life between possible field runs. No soapmaking during the day because of possible interruptions. Thank goodness it isn't like this all year long.
I started in on the guest room declutter. That room is driving me nuts at the moment. Well, actually, the whole house is driving me nuts but I gotta start somewhere. Some stuff is easy to let go of, but there are other things, like the dresses I wore for the kids' weddings, the bridesmaid dresses from those same weddings - thinks like that. Those will probably stay in the back of the closet.
Monday of the Twenty-seventh week in Ordinary Time
Saint(s) of the day : St. Gerard of Brogne, Abbot († 959)
Holy Gospel of Jesus Christ according to Saint Luke 10:25-37.
There was a scholar of the law who stood up to test him and said, "Teacher, what must I do to inherit eternal life?"
Jesus said to him, "What is written in the law? How do you read it?"
He said in reply, "You shall love the Lord, your God, with all your heart, with all your being, with all your strength, and with all your mind, and your neighbor as yourself."
He replied to him, "You have answered correctly; do this and you will live."
But because he wished to justify himself, he said to Jesus, "And who is my neighbor?"
Jesus replied, "A man fell victim to robbers as he went down from Jerusalem to Jericho. They stripped and beat him and went off leaving him half-dead.
A priest happened to be going down that road, but when he saw him, he passed by on the opposite side.
Likewise a Levite came to the place, and when he saw him, he passed by on the opposite side.
But a Samaritan traveler who came upon him was moved with compassion at the sight.
He approached the victim, poured oil and wine over his wounds and bandaged them. Then he lifted him up on his own animal, took him to an inn and cared for him.
The next day he took out two silver coins and gave them to the innkeeper with the instruction, 'Take care of him. If you spend more than what I have given you, I shall repay you on my way back.'
Which of these three, in your opinion, was neighbor to the robbers' victim?"
He answered, "The one who treated him with mercy." Jesus said to him, "Go and do likewise."