Thursday, the 21st week of Ordinary Time
Mass at noon: Tuesday - Friday
Saturday at 5:00 - Sunday at 9:00 and 11:15am
When the people gather for prayer, all are welcome.
Saint of the day - Joseph of Arimathea and Nicodemus
Readings for today’s Mass
Surely, each of these is part of the whole and each has a place in kingdom building.
While Jesus has much to say about it as well, he is never too good on the details. We like details. One time it is like a mustard seed; or yeast added to bread dough; it’s like a man finding a treasure in a field or our response to the downtrodden we see on the streets downtown.
Whatever you believe about the coming of the Son of Man, i hope you are aware that he is already here. The kingdom is among us. In some way, each of us is adding to it or taking from it wherever we find ourselves at the moment. Today Jesus reminds us of an important reality. Since the details have not been fully revealed, the more incumbent it is that we are always ready for a time when it will be least expected. Like a thief coming in the night!
For a very long time, the signature of my emails includes a brief Latin phrase: Dum tempus habemus, oporemur bonum. Sometimes students click back to me and ask what it means. i loosely translate it as: While you have the time, do something good. Of course, the kicker is, the only time you really have is now, the present moment. How are you using it to prepare for the coming of the Son of Man who might come while you are too busy texting. i hope you are using this now moment wisely and are ready for what you might least expect.