I’m not sure why this morning was so great, but I loved it! 🙂 I was feeling quite sick last night and went to bed ridiculously early. Like 7 pm early. Which meant that I woke up at 1 am. I tried to go back to sleep, but there was nothing to be done. I was up for the day. Finally, at 1:48 am, I gave up and giggled my way out of bed.
I had my 2 am Cheerios and checked my e-mail, Facebook and all that necessary news.
Then, I had a great idea! 🙂
See, Fr. John had asked in one of his recent homilies for people to be stationed at the doors of the Church to greet people as they arrived for Mass.
Looking at this, and in particular the 6:30 am Mass that I was about to attend, I saw a critical problem.
Who was going to greet Fr. John?
I mean, this is a serious oversight, right?
I wouldn’t want my priest to feel unwelcome. And I *certainly* want him to keep coming back for Mass. We kind of need him. 🙂
So, I got the great idea of arriving early to greet him at the door. Of course, he prays a holy hour prior to Mass, so I’d have to arrive before 5:30 am in order to catch him. Which pretty much means leaving the house at 4:30 am, since I had to stop and get gas and Starbucks on the way. Good thing I was already up! 🙂
At Starbucks, there was a uniformed Marine openly mocking an Air Force serviceman who had a photo up on the community board. I chastised him for his lack of military solidarity. “Dude. You are so uncool…” 🙂
It was raining on the way there, but once I arrived, it had tapered off a bit. Sadly, the only place to sit was on the sidewalk leading up to the door. Which was wet. Oh well.
I didn’t even know if Fr. John had this Mass. But I took the chance and even packed my last chocolate pot de creme dessert for him … just in case. If he didn’t have Mass, I would take it in for a lucky co-worker. 🙂
But he did arrive. As he walked up, he said, “Hey! Look who’s huddled in the corner!” And I chirped in reply, “Good morning! Welcome to Mass!” He ended up greeting me to OLGC. LOL!
I got to spend my own holy hour in the chapel reading “The Living God” and the Bible prior to Mass.
And this is how I started my work day: seeing friends, getting a new book (Thanks, Jeff!), praying a holy hour, drinking an iced mocha, and receiving Jesus. Just try to tell me that my morning was not awesome! 🙂