#MyMassTakeaway: Grapes in the Vineyard

Today’s the 27th Sunday in Ordinary Time.

Find the Mass Readings here: 27th Sunday in Ordinary Time, October 8, 2017

My takeaway:

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#MyMassTakeaway: Grapes in the Vineyard. . Sometimes I think I'm doing the right thing. Something good or honorable. And then somebody rains on my parade. Poo-poo's the whole idea. Makes me second guess my actions and decisions. Makes me feel insecure. . All because we disagree. Because we value things differently. Today's readings were about grapes in the vineyard. And all I could think about was my Grampa's grapevines. A beautiful big arbor. Well-tended plants. A bountiful crop. . My son Hero loves the grapes. He can't get enough of them. But I detest them. The pit, the consistency, the tartness. I can't bring myself to eat them. . But that doesn't mean there's anything wrong with them. I can't condemn the grapes because of my personal opinion. What I think of the grapes doesn't change their value. They're still good grapes. . Same goes for my works. Someone else may not value it the way I do, but that doesn't change its worth. God's the one who determines whether my personal fruits are good or bad. . So don't let the naysayers get you down. Turn to the landowner. Turn to God. He's the judge, and His opinion is the only one that matters. . #MySundayBest with @rosiehill425

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Thoughts from my blogging friends:

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Mass is a waste of time. . . I could be cleaning. Writing. Doing something more productive than wrangling a toddler and having zero idea what the readings are or what the priest said or what songs we sang. . . I wouldn't even go to communion because I'm overdue for confession. . . But then, of course, there's reason – not just my ability to choose what is right over what is easy, but the knowledge that toddler, those children, are a gift I'm raising for God. . . Sure, I could have been cleaning. I could have been writing or switching fall wardrobes or doing laundry or…. . . Instead I got up and got them dressed and off to the 8:45, because days like this are the days I need it most. #mysundaybest #mymasstakeaway

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One of my favorite scripture passages was read at Mass today! ❤️ Who else really needed to hear these words? 💁🏻 ⠀ Brothers and sisters:⠀ Have no anxiety at all, but in everything,⠀ by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving,⠀ make your requests known to God.⠀ Then the peace of God that surpasses all understanding⠀ will guard your hearts and minds in Christ Jesus.⠀ ⠀ Finally, brothers and sisters,⠀ whatever is true, whatever is honorable,⠀ whatever is just, whatever is pure,⠀ whatever is lovely, whatever is gracious,⠀ if there is any excellence⠀ and if there is anything worthy of praise,⠀ think about these things.⠀ Keep on doing what you have learned and received⠀ and heard and seen in me.⠀ Then the God of peace will be with you.⠀ -Phil 4:6-9⠀ ⠀ JustLovePrints.etsy.com⠀ ⠀ ⠀ #justloveprints #fall #autumn #trustGod #trust #pumpkin #pumpkinart #createdtocreate #bissisterhood #verilymoment #thatsdarling #projectblessed #blessed #ilovefall #catholicsofinstagram #illustratedfaith #shepaintstruth #proudcatholic #catholiclife #catholicmom #peace #mymasstakeaway #catholicchurch #catholicmass

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