Thursday within the season of Christmas
Mass at noon: Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday - Thursday at 7p
Saturday at 5:00 - Sunday at 9:00, 11:15am and 7:00pm during the semester
When the people gather for prayer, all are welcome.
Saint of the day - Elizabeth Ann Seton
Readings for today’s Mass
By now, my interest is teased and i want to hear something about where Jesus is staying. Does he have suite at the Hilton? Is he camped out in the woods just outside of town? Is he sleeping in his car down under the bridge? But John chose to say nothing about the question that brought Jesus and the two disciples together.
So as i read this text, i, too, am asking the same question: Where are you staying. Or am i really asking, Jesus, where can i find you? Are you in the church? Will i see you at a shrine? Where are you?
Perhaps another word in the text offers insight. The disciples didn’t ask where he lived, rather, where he was staying. That word implies temporariness. Perhaps Jesus might have said that, today, he was staying here; tomorrow he was staying over there; and the next day was yet uncertain. Maybe he will stay with you.
Sometimes i hear students asking the question about the whereabouts of Jesus. They want to know where to find him, how to meaningfully connect with him. And i, at times, share with them something i learned from my friends on the reservation. It seems that, because Crow tradition allows them recognize the divinity within themselves, they can also experience the divinity around them, in other people, in sacred places or out in the desert. Jesus is with them wherever they find themselves. They need not ask the question, Where are you staying? Wherever they are, that is where Jesus is staying.
Where do you look for Jesus? Do you ever doubt that he is always very close to you? What might you do to embrace the divinity that dwells within you? Your task for the day might be to look for Jesus a little closer to home.