Thursday, February 20, 2020

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With Lent coming up, Gus has noticed that a lot of people are planning to stay off social media as their Lenten penance. Gus talks about social media and its positives and negatives and asks people to call in and rate their devotion to social media on a scale of 0 to 10; zero being they don't have a Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Tic Toc, etc. account, 10 being they can't function without checking their accounts regularly.

Also, Gus talks about death. One thing for certain is we're all going to die eventually. He talks about funerals and funeral masses and asks listeners if they've made any plans for theirs.

And, Gus talks about an incident that took place earlier this week in Philadelphia at the installation mass of Archbishop Nelson Perez. A man dressed like Jesus, who was in the Cathedral Basilica of Sts. Peter and Paul prior to the start of mass, was asked repeatedly to leave. After several refusals, he was taken out in handcuffs. Coincidentally, today's First Reading was from the Epistle of St. James where he tells the faithful, "My brothers and sisters, show no partiality as you adhere to the faith in our glorious lord Jesus Christ." He goes on to say that we should not view someone dressed in nice, expensive clothing and jewelry as good and someone who is much poorer as lowly. We are all equal in the eyes of the Lord. Gus further comments on his friend James Joseph, aka the Jesus Guy. He too dresses daily like Jesus and Gus has witnessed firsthand people mistreating him because of it. He suggests that whoever made the decision at the Cathedral to remove Philly Jesus should reading today's First Reading and take it to prayer.


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