I hate to keep harping on this, but how is everyone doing? Please, let’s make an extra effort to reach out to those around us. Thanks to technology (I’m including phone calls, even from landlines in this), we can reach out to each other safely. As our state shuts down for another four weeks, it is imperative that we don’t leave people alone and isolated. And if you are the one feeling alone and isolated, please call anyone, someone, including me. I don’t care how much of an introvert you are, we are social beings. We are made in the image and likeness of God, who is a community of Persons, Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. Thus, we too are created for community. We are not meant to travel this journey of life alone.
This weekend we celebrate the last Sunday in Ordinary Time. That means that Advent is just around the corner. Speaking of Advent, we will not have a communal Reconciliation service. Instead, I will schedule additional times for Confessions. This last Sunday in Ordinary Time is called the Solemnity of Our Lord Jesus Christ, King of the Universe. Jesus is King of the universe. He is King of all of His creation. However, we human beings are different than the rest of the created universe. We have free will. God isn’t automatically King of lives. He is our Creator, but we must choose, we must allow, Jesus to be King of our lives. What is the number one influence, the number one driving force in your life? Is it Jesus Christ?
Have a blessed week,