Icons in my home - St. Michael the Archangel was "written" by me.
A reading from the holy Gospel according to Luke 7:18-23
At that time, John summoned two of his disciples, sent them to the Lord, saying, "Are you he who is to come, or shall we look for another?" And when the men had come to him, they said, "John the Baptist has sent us to you, saying, `Are you he who is to come, or shall we look for another?'" In that hour he cured many of diseases and plagues and evil spirits, and on many that were blind he bestowed sight. And he answered them, "Go and tell John what you have seen and heard: the blind receive their sight, the lame walk, lepers are cleansed, and the deaf hear, the dead are raised up, the poor have good news preached to them. And blessed is he who takes no offense at me.It always puzzles me when we repeat Gospel readings in the same week. On Sunday, we had Matthew's account of the same thing. I guess it bears repeating.
Today is my 59th birthday. Who knew God would keep me around for so long? I was on a seriously self-destructive bend for the first half of my life. I am constantly amazed that I got to live this long and that I have had so many years to reconcile my former horribleness. I realize I have so far yet to go, so I hope the Lord grants me many years more.
I took the day off work and am cooking today - I told my adult children that I would make dinner so that they could save their money for my present (ha ha).
God has been so very good to me.