I was telling my husband Sunday morning before Mass how much I miss the **Gloria **during Advent and Lent. It’s one of my favorite sung prayers in Mass. Oh, though, how I love the return of it!!
Yesterday, after Mass, I returned my newly purchased, and newly defective , laptop. I pulled into the parking lot, and saw a car with the license plate, Gloria. I didn’t even think twice about it. I went in, returned my laptop with relative ease (wow!), and even received $50 because the price had gone down! WOO HOO! So I thought I’d treat myself to lunch across the street (mmmmm garlic biscuits!).
Now, as I went to Mass yesterday morning, even before I knew I would be getting some cash back, I was praying to the Lord and asking what He wanted me to do for Him that day. I saw a few people walk by, and I asked Him, “Lord, do you want me to talk to that person?” I never felt that He was calling me that direction.
As I sat in the restaurant, I noticed an elderly couple, who seemed to be struggling figuring out their bill. I wondered if I should buy their lunch. It took 3 times, but I finally heard Him say, “YES, CHRIS!” Despite wanting to stay anonymous, the waitress told them it was me. They came over, very moved. Her name? Gloria!
Thank you Father for providing me with Gloria during Advent…even if it took me awhile to ‘get it’.
(While this is ‘spiritual’, I posted in the Liturgy forum because it’s the Gloria in the Mass that the triggered this experience.)