Today was our fall picnic/festival complete with only one mass instead of 2 english + 1 spanish. These are always uplifting events. They also usually include at least one misstep that will bring a smile for weeks to come. Sometimes it is a missed cue at mass – bilingual masses are never quite perfect. Sometimes it is the vision of a blindfolded adult swinging wildly at a pinata (which is nowhere near the swing).

But today’s memory comes from the second reading at mass: A reading from the First Letter of Paul to the Theologians… oops… Thessalonians. That slip will keep me smiling for a long time to come.

I’ll be waiting on a reading from Paul’s second letter to the Theologians.