Sunday, January 17, 2016
Found ONLY at SCB: Your Sunday Sermon Notes
Yep, that's right, no one else has this great SCB feature! The Bear is nothing if not original! So, tell us how your sermon went today. Feel free to include the BAD, as well as the good.
The Bear's wasn't horrible. It did mention the gospel, briefly. "We, too, like the waiters, should be ready to do whatever He tells us to do." Then Father mentioned a few ways people can help the parish. This was a lead-in to a long plea about a joint mission with our campus Newman Center, and how we needed to have a meeting to plan for it. He also told us how fortunate we were to have several Martin Luther King, Jr. celebrations to attend.
The Bear might have observed that Jesus obeyed Mary, who trusted that He would even when He seemed to object. Turning water into wine foreshadows turning wine into blood. The remark that most people serve their best wine first, but here the best wine was saved for last, shows that the New Covenant is superior to the Old Covenant. (Priests are probably not allowed to say that anymore.) Jesus showed charity, and saved the wedding. And contrary to Baptists, Jesus didn't change the water into Welch's grape juice.
His first miracle was at a wedding, perhaps relating to His role as Bridegroom, and the Church as Bride. We don't hear much about Christ as Bridegroom, for some reason, at least the Bear hasn't. Perhaps the idea of a specific, identifiable, one-and-only Bride makes certain people uncomfortable.
So, woodland creatures, the Bear is interested in learning about the sermon in your parish this fine, clear, crisp day with a few decorative snowflakes.
The Bear is going to turn off moderation for awhile and see how things go. Readers know that we talk only about the plain old Roman Catholic Church only. No links to SSPV sites, no separating the "Novus Ordo Church" from some "real Church." If you can talk about sedevacantism without departing from the plain old Roman Catholic Church, you are free to do so. But please don't go off on Pope Billy Bob on us.
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