Today was a Top Ten day, in terms of weather, at least. The weather was cool - about 65 this morning, sunny, and dry. Our first "real" fall day. I savor them. I think we get about 10 a year. And in the spring, we'll have about 10 more nice days. And if I'm exaggerating, it's not by much. But it was a lift to the spirit.
The full moon is past. That makes a difference when you are a teacher - seriously.
Mass this morning. He nailed me in the homily. The first reading was about Job and concluded with how Job never said anything bad about God, in spite of all that he endured. "He didn't try to tell God how to do things. May the same be said of us." Ummm, well.....
Today was the funeral for our murdered student. Two of my "most challenging" students were not there today. They were close to the boy who died, so I'll assume they were at the funeral.
Bible Study tonight. It just skimmed the surface of Luke and John, but still I learn. Our pastor is an awesome teacher.
How about a Boudreaux-Thibodeaux joke? (That's pronounced BOO-dro and TIB-uh-doe for non-Cajun speaking people.) I got this one today from my sister-in-law, and thought it was pretty good. Maybe you have to understand Cajun-speak to "get" it, I don't know. Your mileage may vary. So without further ado...
So Boudreaux suddenly quit drinking, quit chasing women, and quit his poker games. He took a bath, started cutting the grass at church, was the first one in the pew on Sunday mornings, even went to confession! Father Thibodeaux asked him, "What about dis wonderful change that done overtook you?" Boudreaux explained, "I heard 'Crisis in the Gulf' and if He's dat close, I wanna be good to go!"
Have a great week!
Dorothy Day's "Politics of Mercy"
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