In today’s gospel reading Jesus says to Peter, “Get behind me satan”. It is not a rebuke of Peter himself rather a rebuke of the evil one, the father of lies who would have us believe that we can be Christians without embracing the Cross. Jesus tells is to bear our cross. It’s not enough to simply carry it, we must also bear it as a sign of our witness of Jesus. Lift high the cross of our Lord Jesus Christ. (at The Grotto Portland)
“What does love look like? It has the hands to help others. It has the feet to hasten to the poor and needy. It has eyes to see misery and want. It has the ears to hear the sighs and sorrows of men. That is what love looks like.”
St. Augustine of Hippo. Buon onomastico to friends named Augustin a a blessed feast day to the Augustinians.
#benessere olive oil and vinegar. Picked up some oils and vinegars. Most excited for the fig balsamic. I’m thinking herb crusted lamb chops with fig-fig balsamic gastrique. (at Benessere Olive Oil and Vinegar)