Saturday, the 13th week of Ordinary Time
Mass at noon: Tuesday, - Friday
Saturday at 5:00 - Sunday at 9:00, 11:15am
When the people gather for prayer, all are welcome.
Saint of the day - 8 Franciscans and 3 Maronite laymen
1860 martyrs of an anti-Christian movement in Syria
Readings for today’s Mass
With that as a model, it looks like the kingdom hasn't yet come to this earth. To many in our world behave as if they have the right to run people from their lands, destroying their gardens and homes. Scripture is also full of stories of anger and violence inflicted on our fellow human beings, often done in the name of God or as something everyone wants. As Christians, how do we resolve this?
Unless you are a major player on the world stage, it will be difficult. Now and then a prophetic voice is able to rally the people, but most are somewhere in the middle of the crowd.But still there is something we all can do to restore the kingdom envisioned by the prophet Amos. We can take a cue from Teresa of Calcutta: If you can't feed a hundred people, feed just one. That was the power of Mother Teresa's work, rebuilding the kingdom one person at a time. It is something we can all do, as we make our way around campus or thru the streets, in the way we meet others, how we greet them, maybe how we help someone in need. It happens with that first encounter of the other. This is how we have the kingdom modeled by Amos the prophet, where vineyards will be planted on our own ground and the juice of grapes shall drip down the mountains, and all the hills shall run with it.