The good news is that our churches are beginning to open. I sort of feel like St. Paul who says to us today; “I have finished the race. I have kept the faith.” But have we really finished the race ? I don’t think we have but rather we have just begun to live our faith in a “new normal”. Things will be different as we move forward. It will get harder and harder to live in a world that places little value in religion or even God for that matter.
We see in our society a real concern to make sure casinos open up, but could care less about churches. A country so divided that liberals will not listen to conservative points of view or visa versa without a heated argument. A world without love for our brothers and sisters of different cultures. And this is where we who follow Jesus Christ can make a difference. We need to live the gospel of love and forgiveness and model it for our world. We need to teach our children well and use the time we have here on earth to craft a world of peace and justice.
Nourished soon by the Body of Christ let us reach out to others in the straight language of God’s love and the hard language of mercy & forgiveness. Let us lift up each other to finish the race and keep the faith !
DeColores, Deacon Doug