I wanted to wear this outfit last week, but it was kind of cool, so I saved it. I correctly reasoned that there would be at least one warmer Mass day before the cold weather sets in for good. I guess, in a way, I gave myself a reason to be happy for the heat. Here’s what I wore.
Tank top: Old Navy
Earrings: random German store
Necklace: holy medals
Also pictured: Mr. Man
I didn’t even bother asking Mr. Man where his outfit was from. To his credit, he was legitimately concerned that I couldn’t find the earrings I really wanted to wear with this outfit. (I found them later, in a somewhat logical place.) We made it to Mass on time, and all was well, and he got in my photos, as you can see.
Fr. L preached mostly on the virtue of hope, although I didn’t realize that at the time. Homily notes to the rescue! It is when St. Peter looks away from Jesus, noticing the size of the waves and despairing that he can stay walking on the water despite their power, that he begins to sink. It’s when he loses hope that he has to cry out for help. He needed to trust Jesus in order to stay on the surface, and when he stopped trusting, that’s when he sank.
Fr. L also mentioned St. Maximilian Kolbe. In all the hubbub of starting school and figuring out when to go to Mass for the Assumption, I’d completely forgotten that his feast was tucked in there, too! He recounted his story and identified the saint as a model for hope, especially for his inspiring the men who died with him to have hope.
It was a solid homily, and then he used Eucharistic Prayer IV, which is my absolute favorite. I was in a good mood leaving Mass, even without those earrings.
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