It’s Friday, here you go.  Two men were smiling next to each other at Murphy’s pub in London. After a while, one bloke looks at the other and says, “I can’t help but think, from listening to you, that you’re from Ireland.” The other bloke responds proudly. “Yes, that I am!” The first one says, “So am I! And where about from Ireland might you be? ” The other bloke answers, “I’m from Dublin.” The first one responds, “So am I!” “Mother Mary… And what street did you live on in Dublin?” The other bloke say, “A lovely little area it was. I lived on McLeay Street in the old central part of town.” The first one says, “It’s a small world. So did I! And to what school would you have been going? ” The other bloke answers, “Well now, I went to St. Mary’s, of course.” The first one gets really excited and says, “And so did I. Tell me, what year did you graduate?” The other bloke answers, “Well now, let’s see, I graduated in 1964.” The first one exclaims, “The good Lord must be smiling down upon us! I can hardly believe our good luck at winding up in the same place tonight. Can you believe it? I graduated from St. Mary’s in 1964 my own self! ” About this time, Vicky walks up to the bar, sits down and orders a pint. Brian, the barman, walks over to her, shaking his head and mutters, “It’s going to be a long night tonight.  Vicky asks, “Why do you say that, Brian?” He replies “The Murphy twins had too much to drink again.”

Scripture Reading: Ecclesiastes 8:15
“So I recommend having fun, because there is nothing better for people in this world than to eat, drink, and enjoy life. That way they will experience some happiness along with all the hard work God gives them under the sun.”

Reflection Questions:
How are you enjoying life these days?
What is God giving you to accomplish?
How are you sharing joy?

Prayer: Holy God, let me do good work today and surround me with joy.  What a gift to live and move and have my being in you. Amen