Hope all’s well.
I’ll tell you this I got a weight off my mind last night..........I got a haircut. The first in nineteen weeks. No more crazy curls. I could have gone to my mum’s, as she is a hairdresser, but didn’t this time. And as barbers are going to be chalkablock with bookings when they open, got my young nephew to do the business. His family have discovered during lockdown a talent and skill he has for cutting hair. He’s only second year at high school. Must be in his DNA. My grandfather was a barber, and my mum and all her nine siblings followed in his footsteps.
Monsignor and I joined my nephew’s queue last night and got our barnets a good trim.
There’s no doubt about it, being Christian is demanding.
Christ is demanding.
To follow him means to deny selfish tendencies in favour of obedience and trust.
To follow means to put Jesus first in our lives.
It means to take up the cross and follow in his footsteps. See the gospel for today’s Mass.
It means giving the selfless ‘cup of water’ to the person in need, whatever that cup of water might be. It might be the gift of time, it might be a word of encouragement, it might be material help. The ‘cup of water’ might be a listening ear, or it might be forgiveness, or saying sorry, or understanding.
If we follow, carry, give, forgive, obey, trust, we are assured by Christ that we will certainly not lose our reward.
Daily Masses will be starting back a week today. Please note that this Wednesday’s private prayer will be the final one from 12 noon until 3pm. From Wednesday, July 22, private prayer will be from 2pm until 3pm.
Have a good week