My plan has been not to start working on my Sunday homily until Saturday morning, if there is a Saturday morning. I'd hate to have wasted all that time this week if tomorrow does bring the end of the world.
When I was in grad school in Washington, I
used to set my clock radio to an FM station featuring two goofy
announcers in the morning. One morning the radio went on, and in that
twilight moment between sleep and
alertness I heard the announcer give the weather forecast: "Currently
it is 43 degrees in our nation's capital, and clouds will gradually roll
in during the morning. By Noon fiery asteroids will pelt the
atmosphere, with cracks developing in the surface of the earth by
mid-afternoon, bringing the end of life as we know it by the evening
I wasn't sure if I should go to class that day or not.
December 20, 2012
Msgr. William J. King