Preached at Holy Sepulcher Parish on May 5, 2018 at 6:00pm Mass and March 6, 2018 at the 8:00am and 10:30am Masses
I wasn’t here last week. Did I miss anything? Were there any important announcements or anything? Just kidding, I realize we had the important On Mission for the Church Alive announcements. I would have been here for this important day, but I had plans for a long time to race my car last week. Unfortunately, they only hold race events on weekends, but I thought I was doing it with God’s blessing. I have a cross on the car, a cross on my helmet, Speed Deacon in large letters across my visor, Team Jesus printed on my shirt, and I have a bible verse as my vanity plate. Surely God wanted me to do well. But I finished next to last. Out of almost 200 cars participating, I only beat one of them. The car was another Ford Focus like mine, but it was black instead of yellow and it’s number was 666! God wanted me to realize my calling is the Church and not racing and he made it clear, although he didn’t want me to lose to the a friend of Satan!