Preached at Holy Sepulcher Parish on December 9, 2017 at the 4:00pm and December 10, 2017 at 8:00am and 10:30am Masses
Do you know John the Baptist, Winnie the Pooh, and Smokey the Bear share two things in common? They both eat honey and they have the same middle name.
As many of you know I recently had a surgery to repair a hernia. But some complications required that I be admitted to the hospital. I was supposed to be home in time for the Price Is Right, but instead I was stuck in the hospital until I completed a checklist of requirements that would prove I was ready to go home. I wanted out fast so I ate everything they placed before me, I walked the hallway every couple of hours, and when they asked if I wanted pain medication, I replied, “Pain? What pain?” One nurse asked me, “Are you Superman?” and I replied, “I’m not Superman, but I just had a Kevlar mesh installed inside of me and I’m pretty sure that makes me Batman.”