Saturday, March 16, 2013


TODAY'S GOSPEL reminds us to "REPENT, AND SIN NO MORE"...and in a lighter vein here is another story...

A man was repainting the outside of the Church on Saturday to get it nice and spiffy for the service on Sunday. He had two sides of the Church done, when he realized that he didn't have enough paint to finish the job. What to do, since he was a long way from any store where he could buy more paint, and he would be running out of time? So he came up with the idea that he would thin the paint down so he would have enough to finish painting. After finishing the third side, he realized he would have to thin the paint even more if he was going to finish the job. Finally he finished the job and stood back admiring his work when suddenly it began to rain. The man watched in dismay as the paint ran off the last two sides he painted. The pastor came outside to see what was going on, and saw the look of disappointment on the man's face. The man confessed what he had done in order to finish the job. The pastor, wanting to ease the man's burden, said, "Repaint and thin no more!" What we hear in today's gospel is: 'Repent, and sin no more!"

(John Pachapilly in 'The Table of the Word' as cited in the homily notes of Jude Botelho)

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