Well, good afternoon ladies and gentlemen!
I must say it’s a beautiful day out! I even schlepped the laptop OUTside and I’m typing away on the patio.
Such a rough life, I know. Well, don’t be TOO jelly, it takes me three days of preparation to take a trip to the damn grocery store if I want to go alone. I just don’t have the wherewithal, these days.
I was just about to launch into the “that’s terrible, isn’t it” diatribe but you know these days I just don’t have time to whine and complain.
I did QUITE enough of that being angry for half of February and a quarter of the way into March so I believe I’m over it, thank you.
I DID feel good enough, though, to take Mr. Dog for a walk and play a little Ingress and hack an enemy portal.
Man I will tell you what, my body is SKRAH-HEEEEMing for coffee so if you all would please excuse me for just a moment or two…
AND we’re back!
Thank God for the Mr. Keurig. I LOVE this new machine Ma got. It is so polite. It says “please” when it wants more water and when the coffee is done brewing it cheerily bids you to, “enjoy!”
God bless America.
Couple of announcements before I get to the Missal for today - I would just like everyone to know that I have been being tailed by large yellow butterflies!
Honestly it is the strangest thing!
I love it, though! It is such a joy to see such beauty and I get to see it every day!
Speaking of, I took my dog for a walk this morning around 8:45 AM. That’s my favorite time of the morning, actually, right around seven AM is really, JUST when the sun starts to gain some volume.
I think I like this time of day because it reminds me of walking to school in the morning and everything always looked brand spankin’ new.
So today instead of burying my face in Ingress (well, okay, I had my face buried in Ingress PART of the time, I won’t even front), I actually looked AROUND AT my surroundings while I walked.
I will tell you what a lot of people, myself included, diss Bakersfield but as I was walking up Panorama Drive towards Highland High and looking at the houses with their well-tended, colorful-flowered gardens, even I had to kind of marvel at the beauty that’s been right under my pert little nose all this time.
I even stopped to smell a rose or two.
I always do that, even in Albertson’s.
Anyway, onto the show.
Okay so today’s Epistle of the Mass in accordance with the Roman Catholic Daily Missal 1962 with Kyriale in Gregorian Notation compiled from the Missale Romanium comes to us from Leviticus chapter 19 which has to do with God laying down the Law to Moses via way of what would become the Commandments.
So it’s LEVITICUS that states the very MOST important of God’s laws…in MY opinion anyway -
Leviticus Chapter 19 Verse 18 - now, I have to MY BAD here, because I have evidently been misquoting this for, like, my ENTIRE LIFE:
Seek not revenge, nor be mindful of the injury of thy citizens. Thou shalt love thy friend as thyself. I am the Lord.
Okay if this isn’t clear enough God is saying to Moses, Look vato, don’t be trying to kill a man because he shot Chale, okay, homes? Their problemos esta THEIR problemos, entiendo?
Dang. Even God speaks in broken Spanglish, just like I imagine Esai Morales would. Who probably speaks perfect Oxford English but hey you know movies and stereotypes.
So, God goes on,
You also gotta love your homies like you do yourself. So don’t step to me, you won’t like it, I am the Lord.
Now of course I’m dying to go into the Pulp Fiction/Samuel L. Jackson monologue talking about and you will KNOW my name is the LORD when I lay my VENGEANCE upon-
Oh, but wait, it ain’t no vengeance because God puts up HIS NOPE FINGER and is like oh nope, not today, Faithful, you just let ME handle all that nasty business.
Vengeance is MINE, saith the Lord.
That is, according to the book of Romans 12:19 written by our good friend and Apostle St. Paul himself -
And you know, here’s something else - right here in Romans 12:18 and really you’d think THIS part of scripture would just end every war right on the stop of a dime-
18 If it be possible, as much as is in you, have peace with all men.
Don’t be getting any funny ideas though and DON’T be taking your own revenge, because in the very next breath here go God with:
19 Revenge not yourselves, my dearly beloved; but give peace unto wrath, for it is written: Revenge is mine, I will repay, saith the Lord.
Verse 20 also gives you a little way to stick it to people you don’t like, while you’re waiting for God to get down with the come-round:
But if thy enemy be hungry, give him to eat, if he thirst, give him to drink. For doing this, thou shalt heap coals of fire upon his head.
In other words, kill ‘em with kindness.
Well I believe we’ve seen today’s lesson here…believe me, what goes around, comes around and God sees it ALL.
So on this Wednesday of Passion Week I think from today’s talk we can take away that God wants us to let HIM handle business for us and I’ll tell you the truth, once I let (as I’m SO fond of stating) Jesus take the wheel…
MY life got SO much better. As God and the odd Archangel or two as my witness(es)…it’s the truth.
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See you tomorrow, and thanks for watching!
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Goodnight, and God bless.