Well, today's feast of the Queenship of Mary offered an interesting conjunction of Gospels. The weekday Gospel had Jesus describing just how hard it is for the rich to enter the Kingdom of Heaven, prompting a perplexed question from Peter. Jesus responded (it had to be with a twinkle in his eye), "for human beings it is impossible, but not for God." Then the feastday Gospel was the Annunciation. And in this Gospel, too, we are reminded by Gabriel, "Nothing shall be impossible with God."
That's a good reminder, because after trying for two hours today to get a usable take of the O Holy Night solo lines, I need to be assured that with God, it is not impossible for that still-unsatisfactory final take to do great good, even if it will curdle the hearing of my parish choir director. (Remember, Paul, what you yourself said: I am a good choral singer!) Sr. Bridget keeps telling me that she can work wonders with the slider and a bit of echo. Let's hope so!