This is the fifth week in Lent. During the fourth week I had a terrible cold so not much posting got done. Just a lot of coughing. I'm a little better now. What got me through my cold was Christian Brothers honey flavored brandy. I was given a hip flask at my ordination and I never used it until last week. Whenever I would start a coughing fit I would take a nip of brandy from the flask and the coughing would stop. It was a miraculous treatment!
Next Sunday is Palm Sunday and instead of one of my stellar sermons we will read the passion. I cannot remember the part I got. Usually I am Judas but Frank generously relieved me of that part this year. I look forward to the ceremony of the palms. When I was a kid my brother and I would sword fight with the palms. Now that my brother is gone I have no one to sword fight. It really is a wonderful ceremony and it brings home the passion of Holy Week. If you can come we would love to have you. Services are at 9:15 and we always have treats afterward.