Hope all's well.
I said I would share a wee funny.
I was standing in one of those snake shaped lockdown shopping queues the other day for about 25 minutes. The sun was shining, thankfully, and the time did pass quickly, all thanks to the woman behind me on her phone.
Everyone couldn't help but hear her conversation. Her poor husband stood beside her quietly with his hands in his pockets. She was an unconscious comedienne, entertaining those around her, without knowing it.
One of the things she said was that
"......if these changes that are gonnae be announced this weekend mean that folk can start visiting each other again, them I've said to ma Billy keep the blinds shut and kid on wur no in coz am luvin' this peace and quiet......"
That phone was stuck to her left ear right up until the pre-store hand washing ritual.
Just wanted to share that. It doesn't have anything at all to do with today's gospel.
In one of the prayers of the Mass when we are praying for those who have died, we hear the priest saying, 'welcome them into the light of your face'.
That's what we long for, one day to see the face of God.
Granted, we can't see God in this life, but as Jesus said, 'To have seen me is to have seen the Father'.
The apostles saw Jesus for themselves. He was physically with them.
We cannot see Jesus as the apostles did, but, in this life, we can see him with the eyes of faith.
We can see him, we can encounter him, meet in the scriptures, in the sacraments, and in people.
Hope you have a good day.
Looking like the peace and quiet will be going on for another few weeks anyway. That lady will be pleased.