Sunday, November 14, 2010
Since St. Paul spoke about not loafing in today’s scriptures, my homily focused on putting our best efforts into work, school and prayer. I don’t know what impact it will have on study habits, but we keep trying to reinforce that message. You usually get out of something what you put into it.
At the announcement time, I was pleased to introduce to our students a woman who graduated in the class of 1947. Afterward she spoke to me about what little they had at St. Joseph during the early days, especially during the years of WWII. When it came her turn to clean up the church and organize all the prayer books in the pews, Father rewarded her with three jelly beans–but that was a treasure to her. She ran to her sister, cut one of the jelly beans in half, and shared the treat – one and a half jelly beans each!