OK YES WE OVERSLEPT THE MASS DUE TO ENGELS. Blame it on engels. they don't sleep so they don't get it.
We can always improvise by blathering aobut Lent in general.
THe gospel of Feb. 14 is central to the "leopard's tale" which is told elsewhere.
Today in our culture we don't see lepers of the kind featured in this gospel.
the leprosy of our culture is mental illness, this is the taboo that everyone is scared to death of, and will not speak about honestly, instead engaging in a conspiracy of silence and denial as Hervey Kleckley so frankly observes in his book.
This present day leprosy often forces people out of society to live and die alone in the ghettos of homelessness, poverty and social stigma.

This good news of the Eucatastrophe and Eucharist refers to the "message of the angel".
It's something we really, really need to hear.
Because we don't all get the type of miracle that some do.
The angelus used to be a very common prayer, repeated three times every day so no one would forget, and made reference to the "message of an angel."
It's probably a good idea to remember three evangelical events: one, the annunciation to Zacaria, two that to Mary and three, that to the disciples at the empty tomb.
in practical terms, though, what is the economic value of this message?
What is the monetary use of the Mass, the Messiah's mystical message of Mercy?
Is this misunderstood monarch's miserable martyrdom an economic medicine for the sort of mental malaise which in asylums costs millions to medicate?
Those who have personal experience of these things need to know.
Could the Eucharist restore their fortunes? Could it give them the lives they have lost?
There is only one way to find out and that's to conduct the experiment. Participate. Do it. See what happens.

NOTE the Elijah quote is corrected below, he went from Haran to Horeb, ok Im not even sure, it was the negev right, but the deserts in Egypt are like that, right?
it just fooling around..but if you listen to the Mass you will learn all of that geography, even if you have to look at a map to measure the distances.

IF you're trying to get a degree, why not get credit for what you know? Jesus is a master (teacher), not just a martyred monarch. After all, did they not call him rabbi?
Just because he didn't have a doctoral degree or a tenured university salary at Athens, does not mean He is not a professor. He is.
By the time he was twelve he was already arguing with the pharisees (one thinks of Aaron Swartz).
DO THIS, (in other words eat bread, drink wine, say certain prayers) AS OFTEN AS YOU DO IT, IN MEMORY OF ME.

A metaphysical discourse for those interested.. how is the mass like money?
(and if anyone wants to do this with any other religion we will post the course here because all truth deserves investigation. This is a university after all, not a doctrinaire cult.
MEMES, MEMES MEMES. MEME and memory have the same root.
Money is the memory of labor which originally was all manual, right, made into a material that won't get moldy. But now it is nothing but a megabyte...MEGABITE HAHAHHAHAHAH
And the Mass is the memory of a martyrdom and a mission to take the message to all the metropoli...it is meant to convert that bread, literally bread, into eternal energy, metaphysical mercy.
So yeah, UBI, it's an idea whose time has come, let me just dial Biden on the Diet Coke Dinero Button unless of course he's a sad puppet who has to do what Big Tech tells him. Dang. Duckers.

The best way to ace this class is to hear the Mass every day, you dont' even have to read anything, just pretend you're in the streets of Galilee and listen.
The gospels are on a four year cycle, like the mondiale.
This is 2021 and there are four gospels so you hear one gospel writer every four years.

The more we listen, the louder the angels get.
For those who believe in mystical phenomena or are curious, there is a phenomenon about the Engel messages, the more you listen, the louder it gets. This morning just past midnight dud was grumbling to the engel that she was out of bread and waiting with growly panza for the groceries. Pane takes Priority over Pier Giorgio's Preaching she mumbled
, we humans don't want miracles most of the time, what we want we want free beer. And she quoted the loaves and fishes miracle to the engel.
This sort of engelblogging or transcribing these conversations, one has to be careful not to say anything personal but luckily this isn't personal.
It was past 130 am, which meant, The 730 mass was going on at Pio's church and dud felt like she ought to listen to the sermon but turned over to snooze, just before she dozed off she flicked on padrepiotv and the priest was quoting the loaves and the fishes. Anyone who lives in SGR can easily verify that by asking someone who went to Morning mass what the sermon was about. As if to prove the point, dud had to settle for whoppers cuz they were out of milk duds and began to grumble again. Who's hoity toity now? said the angel, just look at the box. And the box said "BE AN ORIGINAL". kind of like a chocolately fortune cookie.
For those who have not perhaps gone to sleep yet, and may be wondering, wall street may be in trouble, but did the engelichen economic exchange empezar early esta manana?
After all we know that Mary Magdalene was up all night fretting about Jesus, and went to the Sunday graveyard while it was still dark.
Well, from here on out, this Engelblog has to be edited before going to press, (!!!!!)
Anyhow, now that dud's panza was full of fruit and stuff, the whole thing didn't seem so urgent, but prophets have more difficult task.
All good prophets have to do without milk duds during the Egyption exodus, and That's what carneval and quaresima is all about... The Baptist lived in the desert for his whole career basically, eating Locusts and wild honey so he could hear God better...and then was sent to jail by Herodias, but Elijah escaped from the Evil Jezebel and her four hundred Baals of BS (it's funny how these Jewish men blame everything on conniving women, but that's another story going back to Eve, innit.)
Today's Episode however might be called: Elijah's Eats: Elijah's Ember Escapade, Escapade, Exodus, Existential Event, and Ensuing Efforts to Entender in an Ethiopian or Egyption Expanse of Emptiness (ok I know it was between Haran and Horeb so I should say so) where the Engel Extended him Earthly Energy, and his Ensuing Educational Exchange with the Eternal Empathy of El Shaddai on Everest.
(We have to recall that Elijah was extraordinary, he raised the dead and was assumed into heaven, among other extraordinary feats, and crows shared food with him during the famine and no, these were not the crows of the Old crow medicine show.)
The engel did say stuff at midnight but it was private so TAIS TOI. ok the public portion, had to do with chocolately fortune cookies and the Tao which he explained was not "ching" as in fortune or money. Oh well.
Anyways the WAY of tao is like VIRTU in Italian so as promised there will be a quiz on Tao.
Any questions dealing with saints can be easily researched online (thank you, Aaron Swartz, for fighting for internet access for all). but if you dont feel like doing that either just ask friar fulano.

For those who can't make it to the "very early" mass at five thirty, because they aren't accustomed to shepherds' hours, but want to participate in the Mediterranean form of education, just listen up here.
Before communications like money, Manuscripts, music and movies we have the Mass, which is really a meal and a memory of a martyrdom and a mission.
16 I repeat: Let no one take me for a fool. But if you do, then tolerate me just as you would a fool, so that I may do a little boasting. 17 In this self-confident boasting I am not talking as the Lord would, but as a fool. 18 Since many are boasting in the way the world does, I too will boast. 19 You gladly put up with fools since you are so wise! 20 In fact, you even put up with anyone who enslaves you or exploits you or takes advantage of you or puts on airs or slaps you in the face. 21 To my shame I admit that we were too weak for that! Whatever anyone else dares to boast about—I am speaking as a fool—I also dare to boast about. 22 Are they Hebrews? So am I. Are they Israelites? So am I. Are they Abraham’s descendants? So am I. 23 Are they servants of Christ? (I am out of my mind to talk like this.) I am more. I have worked much harder, been in prison more frequently, been flogged more severely, and been exposed to death again and again. 24 Five times I received from the Jews the forty lashes minus one. 25 Three times I was beaten with rods, once I was pelted with stones, three times I was shipwrecked, I spent a night and a day in the open sea, 26 I have been constantly on the move. I have been in danger from rivers, in danger from bandits, in danger from my fellow Jews, in danger from Gentiles; in danger in the city, in danger in the country, in danger at sea; and in danger from false believers. 27 I have labored and toiled and have often gone without sleep; I have known hunger and thirst and have often gone without food; I have been cold and naked. 28 Besides everything else, I face daily the pressure of my concern for all the churches. 29 Who is weak, and I do not feel weak? Who is led into sin, and I do not inwardly burn? 30 If I must boast, I will boast of the things that show my weakness. 31 The God and Father of the Lord Jesus, who is to be praised forever, knows that I am not lying. 32 In Damascus the governor under King Aretas had the city of the Damascenes guarded in order to arrest me. 33 But I was lowered in a basket from a window in the wall and slipped through his hands.
The U is to remind all of us about Uriel's University, and that the classes are arranged as 16 units.
Sometimes at U niversities these classes are called "biblical exegesis" but how can you deconstruct the bible if you don't construct it first?
Before we get into the finer nuances, we should know the meat and potatoes of the thing, as Samwise would say.
Still those who wish to go deep may investigate TIPI LOSCHI bible study on Monday evenings, if they wish and if they have a reliable wifi connection!