Friday, December 16, 2016

Gaudete Sunday Readings


For John, BLUFYes, I am a little late on this one.  Nothing to see here; just move along.




This would be last weekend's reading.  Pink Candle.  Here is the Wikipedia writeup.

I was the last minute sub at the Saturday Four at the Immaculate.  For me the most interesting reading was the second, the reading from the Epistle of James, 5:7-10.

Be patient, brothers and sisters,
until the coming of the Lord.
See how the farmer waits for the precious fruit of the earth,
being patient with it
until it receives the early and the late rains.
You too must be patient.
Make your hearts firm,
because the coming of the Lord is at hand.
Do not complain, brothers and sisters, about one another,
that you may not be judged.
Behold, the Judge is standing before the gates.
Take as an example of hardship and patience, brothers and sisters,
the prophets who spoke in the name of the Lord.
The thing that caught my attention was "Do not complain, brothers and sisters, about one another, that you may not be judged.  Behold, the Judge is standing before the gates."  Seems pretty clear to me—do not be cranky toward your friends and relatives and don't be judging them.  Give them a little space to be less than perfect, just as we are less than perfect.

In other news, Jimmy, you are welcome.

Regards  —  Cliff

  The Scheduled Reader called in that he was stuck in traffic.  Being over-scheduled is a problem.

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