Been a strange day.
Up and did the "morning stuff", which always includes reading the passages shown below. I need, NEED this time. I generally do the first read on an electronic device, while still in bed, generally while Dear Wife is still asleep as she was today. Got dressed. She was up by that time, so I made some breakfast for her, saw to the cats needs -- both the inside and outside ones -- and made the bed. Got Wife into recliner, covered with blankets with pillows under her feet to get more elevation. And headed outside. Saw neighbor's wife out putting stuff in her car. That's the neighbor who just died suddenly a few days ago, just over a month after they were married. Tough time! So I spoke with her a few minutes, let us know that we were there if she should need anything. Let her know that we would try to make it to the calling hours this afternoon.
Then I headed off to church services. We'd had a good bit of snow yesterday and last night. Not a foot of snow, but enough to be there and to be a problem. I took it REAL easy, something not everyone on the road was doing. But I made it to church on time and intact. Attendance was down a bit, which is not surprising. Good study and good service. Then headed home. Wife had not been sure she'd be up to going to the calling hours, but at this time she'd decided to attend.
The deceased had been married several times, once to the daughter of Wife's oldest friend. Of course, at the time he was 17 and she'd just turned 16. Marriage lasted about 2 years, a good bit of which he was in the Marines, but it did produce one child. We'd managed to get word to her, and she was in attendance. Wife had known the deceased as a result of that, and was able to tell the new widow and the parents of the deceased (he was only 47) some things which were perhaps a comfort to them. Then we came home.
And it has been snowing ever since. The funeral Mass is tomorrow but I don't think we're going. I've been to Roman Catholic (and Orthodox) weddings and funerals before, but generally for really close friends. Wife's not really up to this and it's really something for the close family. So we'll escape, and I'll stay off the roads until early afternoon when I have to go get a loaf of bread. By which time the roads will presumably have been treated somewhat. Some, at least. We hope.
Going to be a weird week, anyway.
The Old Testament reading today is chapters 9, 10, and 11 of Hosea.
Keep the date context in mind.
The reading in the New Testament is chapter 2 of the Revelation.
As I've said before, I don't feel qualified to comment upon the Revelation, and don't.