Friday, the 5th day within the octave 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 - Thomas Becket
Readings for today’s Mass
I once heard this parable to help describe why God choose to become human:
There once was a little boy named Jimmy. Jimmy was going to get a pet fish and he was so excited to be getting his first pet! He took time and care in preparing a fish bowl for his new friend. He selected the perfect colored rock, picked out some decorative plants, and best of all got a tiny castle that the fish could swim through. Jimmy assembled his new pet’s home and gleefully placed his new goldfish, Goldie, in it. He endlessly watched and waited for Goldie to swim through the castle. But Goldie wouldn’t do it. She did not know how. Jimmy tried to tell her how to do it. He even strategically placed Goldie’s food on either side of the castle, but it didn’t work. Jimmy knew that the only way he could teach Goldie how to swim through the castle was to become a fish and SHOW her how to do it.
What does this simple and somewhat silly tale have to do with anything? This is what God did for us! Not only did he become a man to save us from our sins but he became a man to show us how to live. Our first reading spells it out quite clearly, “whoever claims to abide in him must walk like him” or “Whoever says he is in the light, but hates his brother, is still in the darkness.” We have prepared the way, now let Him enter into our hearts with light and show us how to live and let us work to be His light in our world.