Did you notice as the Gospel was read today that the word ‘life’ appeared four times? That number struck me as I was preparing for today’s Mass. Four times! Why four times? It doesn’t have a different meaning each time. The point is that we can use our lives differently.
Are you impatient with your own imperfections and those of others? Do you think you or some others in your family could stop being demanding around the home? Do you wish you or some others in the family could pitch in more ready when there is extra work to be done? Do you wish you or some others in your family were more excited about going to mass? Are you tired of being patient with a friend or family member who has a bad habit? What you would really like is for the other person to change.
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Some people are talking about positive changes happening in their families during this time of lockdown because of the coronavirus. We are not sure about tomorrow, the only thing that we have at our disposal is this present moment.
We receive testimonials from couples all around the world who have healed their relationships by praying together. These people found that Venerable Patrick Peyton was right when he said, “The family that prays together stays together.”
In the midst of today’s crises: social, economic, moral, and political, we as leaders, parents, friends, or peers, need a solid base for making right decisions.
In the midst of the mayhem following the death of Mr. George Floyd, today, we are invited to reflect on the purpose, process, and product of the law.