At a glance, the readings today dealt with religious leadership; a sacred trust in both ancient Israel and early Christianity that played a significant role in the evolution of our Church, which stands out as the oldest institution in the world, having survived 2000 years in the face of persecution, blessed along the way with good leaders and bad ones.
When Chris and I met for lunch recently, he reminded me of Marcia’s fascination with tombstones. I recall that she visited cemeteries in New Orleans; together we looked at some while visiting cathedrals in England and the mausoleum in the new cathedral in Los Angeles. I have no clue what her children plan to put on her gravestone at Sunnyside Cemetery but given that she spent many years in religious education and parish ministry, perhaps what one person had placed on his gravestone could serve as Marcia’s last chance to pass a bit of wisdom on to us.
Having experienced typhoons on Guam, I can relate to what the folks in Hawaii experienced this past week. That brings to mind the story of a minister who found himself literally in deep water due to a flash flood. The water was above his waist and still rising as he grabbed an injured woman. A rowboat came by and a guy yelled, “Let me save you!” but the preacher said, “Take this woman. God will save me!” After taking the woman, the rowboat moved on.
An elderly woman lived in one half of a duplex apartment. She was extremely poor in this world’s stuff but rich in the things of the spirit. She prayed a great deal and would do anything for someone else in need. In the other half of the duplex lived the owner, a man of no faith, no prayer, no religion. He often made fun of the old lady’s trust in God.
The following is a video showcasing some of the ministries and people who make up St. Hubert Catholic Church.
God Bless Pope Francis! We give thanks for his faithfulness and guidance for our Church, and pray for him as he begins his papacy.
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