Over a cup of coffee, I would share with you that my wife and I were in Kennebunkport, ME, the past couple of days. We, along with her family, were celebrating the marriage of one of her nephews to a beautiful Romanian bride. The wedding ceremony took place in a Catholic parish church in Kennebunk (a different town). One the bride’s siblings, a Catholic priest from Romania, concelebrated, at the wedding Mass.
It is in celebrating sacraments, such as Marriage, such as Baptism, such as the Eucharist; that I always tell people we are witnessing something “awesome!” The power of God’s love is being manifested before us; and the transformative power of that love. With eyes of faith, is something to behold. With a heart that is open, it is something wondrous to experience.
After the wedding came the reception, where a good time was had by all. (Oh yeah!!)
Over a cup of coffee, I would tell you how concerned I am getting over this coming presidential election. There have some nasty elections in our past; going back to the founding of the Republic. But amount of anger, the bad blood that is being shown between the two major candidates, and their factions; heightened by the social media. It makes one fearful that the country may not come back together after a winner is declared. All one do, I guess, is to get out there, vote, and pray that the Father of Nations will watch over us; and summon the “better angels of our nature,” and bring healing and hope to us all.
Well, the paper cup is empty; I am in a hotel lobby, typing this up on an IPhone. (I really wish I had better coordinated thumbs for this!). See you next time over a cup of coffee.