I can remember the days when nothing else mattered except getting an opportunity to arrow a deer. I never thought about how far I would have to drag a deer or what terrain I might have to overcome, or how long it may take me to get all of the “post hunt” activities done. Before, it never mattered. Now it does.
How do you act when someone of poverty comes into the church? What are your first thoughts? Is it, “They’re only here because they want something?” Is it, “All they want is a hand out and then you will never see them again?” I know that there are people out there looking for sympathy hoping they may be able to use the church as a welfare system. But I am not speaking about those people. I am speaking about those who are genuinely in need of help.
Whenever anybody says things can’t get any worse, they usually do. No matter how bad something is, there is always a good chance it will get worse. Experience may not be my best teacher, but sometimes it’s the only teacher on duty.
The last two deer seasons are illustrations in extremes.
There was only one other year that I can remember an acorn drought as bad as last year’s was. And this year’s abundance of acorns is equally as uncommon. The deer are not having to move very much or very far in order to get to ample food. As a result, seeing fields full of bucks and does has been and will be, rare. Last year, sightings were almost a daily occurrence.
St John the Baptist Catholic
St John the Baptist Catholic Church, located on the corner of Hwy. 40E & 41 in Dunnellon will be having a Children’s Halloween Party for children 12 and under Oct. 31 from 4-7 p.m. in Father Stegeman hall. “How to Train Your Dragon” will be showing on their 18-foot screen. Games and goodies will be available. There will be prizes for best costumes by age group. The community is invited to attend this safe place to Trick or Treat.
Holy Family Catholic Church invites the community to share a Lite Lunch Wednesday, Oct. 20, from noon to 1:30 p.m. in the Parish Hall, three miles north on U.S. Highway 27A.
Everyone is welcome and there is no charge or obligation of any kind.
Come enjoy a hot meal and fellowship.
We live in such a fast-paced, hectic world we forget that God’s voice waits to be heard. Nothing is more urgent. Nothing is more needful. Nothing is more rewarding than hearing what God has to say. Oftentimes the question isn’t, “Is God speaking?”, but rather are we being still enough and quiet enough to listen?