filled to the brim

On the third day there was a marriage at Cana in Galilee, and the mother of Jesus was there; Jesus also was invited to the marriage, with his disciples. When the wine failed, the mother of Jesus said to him, “They have no wine.” And Jesus said to her, “O woman, what have you to do with me? My hour has not yet come.” His mother said to the servants, “Do whatever he tells you.”

Now six stone jars were standing there, for the Jewish rites of purification, each holding twenty or thirty gallons. Jesus said to them, “Fill the jars with water.” And they filled them up to the brim.

John 2:1-7
Not my friend’s…but my father’s.

I recently assisted a friend with choosing their grave-marker the other day. And while I was honored to have been at his side I discovered it is not an easy task to walk through.

However, I would not have wished to have done it any…other…way.

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note to self

It’s funny how we outgrow what we once thought we couldn’t live without, and then we fall in love with what we didn’t even know we wanted.

Life keeps leading us on journeys we would never go on if it were up to us.

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completed

Holy St. Charbel, pray for us!

Today, July 24, the Catholic Church celebrates the life of St. Charbel Makhlouf, a Maronite Catholic priest, monk, and hermit who is known for working miracles both during his life and after his death.

As you might remember I have been praying the 9-day Novena to St. Charbel, which finishes today.

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