Saturday, the 33rd week of Ordinary Time
Mass at noon: Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday - Thursday at 7p
Saturday at 5:00 - Sunday at 9:00 and 11:15am
When the people gather for prayer, all are welcome.
Saint of the day - Catherine of Alexandria
Readings for today’s Mass
i have been graced to journey with people who were facing their own mortality. Sometimes it's a lot of work to rationalize, justify, qualify and whatever else to make sense of and give meaning to their lives. When it is my turn, i will do the same. We would like to know that our life had purpose. Maybe we were able to make some small difference. It's part of the dying process.
The king, of the first reading, was doing this. He saw himself as kindly and beloved, but he could not hide from himself less desirable choices he also made. How good that he was able recognize and take ownership of his behavior. When the end came for him, i suspect he was able to die in peace.
One might see the sacrament of Reconciliation in a similar way, as a process of self evaluation that helps us own our choices and. with the grace that comes thru the Sacrament, we live with the hope of choosing more wisely while we can. We only get one pass down this road. Choose well.
Let the reading also remind us of the pain we sometimes experience because of choices that we deeply regret. Sometimes you don't get a do-over. In the present time, let us be reflective and thoughtful about the choices we make because, after all, that is the only time we have to make a difference.