Playing week 544 of the popular, long-running, word association meme. 🙂
I say :: … and you think.
- Pillow :: … talk
- Calendar :: … schedule
- Melissa :: … a girl I used to know
- Notebook :: … computer
- Circumstance :: … situation
- Technical :: … details
- Bracket :: … March Madness
- Horror :: … Vampires
- Pink :: … carnation
- Polish :: … shine
We’ve already hit our predicted high of 105 degrees at 3:00 PM, and there are still a few hours left for things to get even hotter before the Sun starts to dip this evening.
Because tomorrow morning is going to come awfully early, and the day it opens is going to be very long. Actually, the next several days are going to be long. I don’t see any relief in my schedule, and by relief I mean a chance for normal work days with time to also get some chores around this joint taken care of, until Tuesday of next week at the earliest.
Not that I’m complaining, mind you. I’m just hoping for an early sleep tonight.
Today is the feastday of Saint Josemaria Escriva, and a Mass was held in his honor this evening at San Antonio’s San Fernando Cathedral, celebrated by our Archbishop.
Everything about this Mass was extraordinary. The Cathedral itself was beutiful, as it always is. The choir has never sounded better than it did tonight. So many of my friends, Brother Knights from our Council at the Cathedral, were serving around the altar, were acolytes, Eucharistic Ministers, a Deacon – heck, we almost had a quorum present, enough to hold an official Knights of Columbus meeting. 🙂
Archbishop Gustavo gave one of the best homilies I’ve ever heard from anyone. And his words at the end of Mass regarding the horrible mistake made by the U.S. Supreme Court in its ruling on marriage brought everyone to their feet giving him a standing ovation the likes of which I’ve seldom seen. And these were dignified Opus Dei types standing and clapping loudly.
And the people! I swear! Taken as individuals most Opus Dei folks seem just as normal as anyone else, but when gathered together (and the Cathedral was packed tonight), the presence of a powerful, happy, dignified love is so palpable it simply cannot be denied. It’s a feeling of family, of friendly acceptance, of belonging together that I have never sensed in any other gathering of people. But it’s always there with Opus Dei folks.
What a wonderful evening this was!
After a busy, stressful, but productive day at work, I’m enjoying one of my favorite ways to relax. With the lights turned down and the a/c turned up I’ve got the radio feed of this evening’s Rangers/Yankees playing through my sound system.
And the Rangers just went up 1-0 in the top of the 3rd inning. Sweet!
Think I’ll lie back and slide into that semi-awake state baseball games over the radio often induce.
Ah, Summertime! 🙂
On Monday through Friday I’m busy at the Parish Offices of San Fernando Cathedral. This is a shot taken from a second floor balcony looking down into the main courtyard of the three-story Parish Offices / Rectory complex located a block west of the San Fernando Cathedral.
Playing week 543 of the popular, long-running, word association meme. 🙂
I say :: … and you think.
- Tears :: … of a clown
- Press :: … Bill
- Rowboat :: … I like them. Wish I lived on a small lake and had one.
- Society :: … group of people with something in common.
- Magazine :: … I still get some in the mail.
- Mars :: … the red planet
- Gone bad :: … spoiled
- Celebrity :: … famous person
- Umbrella :: … rain
- Core :: … apple