Like any championship winners, we must actively work towards our salvation.
In a similar spirit to yesterday’s message, I would like to reflect on team winnings as well. I’m a big sports fan, but at times we can overdo it and miss out on the greatest victory we will ever win … our salvation.
St. Paul tells us today that we are lights of the world. Sometimes we need to let go of worldly goals of success that divert us from finding our true vocation. If we want to be victorious in this life, and make it to Heaven, we need to be willing to pick up our cross each day.
What gets in the way of our following Jesus? Do we stay focused on following him?
We pray for focused minds today, set on Jesus and the ultimate victory.
About Father David Marcham
Reverend David S. Marcham is the Vice Postulator for the Cause of Venerable Patrick Peyton, and Director of the Father Peyton Guild, whose members pray for Father Peyton’s beatification and spread his message of the importance of Family Prayer. Prior to becoming a seminarian, Father David was a physical therapist and clinical instructor, serving hospital inpatients and outpatients throughout the greater Boston area for eleven years. In 1998 he heard the call to priesthood and was ordained in the Archdiocese of Boston in 2005. Father David grew up in Quincy, MA, and has fond memories of playing soccer, tennis and running track. You’re never without a friend when Father David is around, as he welcomes everyone into his circle with a smile on his face!