Highway hypnosis

Try not to Journey with an empty heart or empty mind

Greetings on this the Thursday of the Twenty-First Week in Ordinary Time
Readings: 1 COR 1:1-9; PS 145:2-3, 4-5, 6-7; MT 24:42-51
Notes: Like highway hypnosis…

Highway hypnosis, also known as white line fever, is an altered mental state in which a person can drive a car, truck, or other automobile great distances, responding to external events in the expected, safe, and correct manner with no recollection of having consciously done so. In this state, the driver’s conscious mind is apparently fully focused elsewhere, while seemingly still processing the information needed to drive safely. Highway hypnosis is a manifestation of the common process of automaticity (From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia).

Personal stories (Teenager, Pilgrim).

Be Alert, You are Called to be Holy:

  • Intercede for others in prayer and in the life.
  • Teach and discuss with others who do not know The Way.
  • Prepared to protect others and the Lord.
  • Prepared to serve others and the Lord.

First reading
You who have been sanctified in Christ Jesus, called to be holy, with all those everywhere who call upon the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, their Lord and ours. Grace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ.

Responsorial Psalm
I will praise your name for ever, Lord.

Every day will I bless you, and I will praise your name forever and ever.
Great is the LORD and highly to be praised; his greatness is unsearchable.

Alleluia Verse
Stay awake!
For you do not know when the Son of Man will come.

Gospel Portion
Blessed is that servant whom his master on his arrival finds doing so.
Amen, I say to you, he will put him in charge of all his property.

Try to avoid the flashing lights and other distractions of the world.
Focus as much you can on the Holiness of life and on the Lord.

Peace be with you,
Deacon Gerry

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