The story of the Magi is much cherished in the Christian tradition. The scriptures never tell us there were three, yet that has long been our tradition. The Magi could not have had a smooth trip. Travel in those times was difficult and dangerous with many thieves along the way. The roads were bad, there were no direction signs or police protection between towns. But if the Magi had roadblocks along their way, they also had resources to fall back on. Mainly they had each other.
The journey I take to the Lord is a long one that will end in death. None of the saints experienced a journey that was without difficulty, unexpected problems and mishaps either. But like them we all have resources to fall back on. We have the church and each other. How sad it must be for people who do not have resources during their journey.
This is what the church is meant to be, the people and the resources that help me journey to the Lord with my gifts. Next time you group, thank your groupies for their support. Be wise also to recognize my resources and to know how I can be a resource, rather than a roadblock, for others.
DeColores, Deacon Doug
Join us in prayer!
We encourage you to join us as we recite the Holy Rosary every night at 8PM! On Wednesdays, we pray the rosary via Zoom with the rector and rectora.
Resources for those not able to attend Mass
Daily Readings in English and Spanish from the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops:
Prayers, readings for Mass, and additional spiritual readings are available at:
“Give Us This Day” a digital file of their periodical, which includes daily Mass texts. Visit GUTD.net and select “Digital” in the upper right of the screen.