Fr. Leopold is the world’s smallest priest!
Have you heard that you can get a Legos Mass set? You can even change Fr. Leopold’s vestments for the liturgical seasons! This is a fun way to ‘practice’ Mass. Too simple for you? Are you to ‘big’ for a set with only 174 pieces?
Last year, a priest displayed a pretty impressive Lego project at the Franklin Institute in Pennsylvania.
About 500,000 Legos later, Fr. Bob Simon had created a replica of St. Peter’s Basilica at the Vatican in honor of Pope Francis’ visit. It is 14’ x 6’ feet and took more than 10 months to create. He said it was a prayerful experience to build.
Another fun fact: He tried to create St. Peter’s Basilica when he was 7 years old and was sure he wanted to be a priest then, too!
According to Fortune and Wired, it would cost about $50,000 to make!
How many Legos do you have? Can you ‘build’ your faith? What would it look like?
In Exodus, the Lord rains down bread and then even sends quail. God gives us our daily bread, just what we need and when we need it. The Readings this week are all about bread and one of the “I Am” statements in John 6. Do you know Jesus?
Jesus says, “What kind of signs to do you need?” What will it take for you to believe?
Jesus says, “Remember how God gave you manna in the desert?” How can you get this bread? Jesus gives the answer when He says, “I Am the Bread of Life.” He gives us Himself in the Eucharist now. Stay tuned to find out what he means! The next few weeks’ Sunday Readings explain more!
Maybe you have seen a few miracles in your life or in the life of someone around you. Miracles come in all shapes and sizes. Are you looking? Are you helping God to perform a miracle in someone’s life today like the boy in last week’s readings?
Jesus says that you’ve seen the signs. Now what? St. Paul tells the Ephesians that you should change the way you live. Put on your new self. Your old way of thinking doesn’t work anymore. Now that you have learned about Jesus, you know the truth. This requires thinking like God thinks, doing the right thing and living in the truth. So, what do you think? Will it change how you live? Got bread? This bread is priceless. Go to Mass. Receive the Eucharist. It will change your life.
Sunday Readings for August 2, 2015