If God came knocking on your door, today, right now how would you greet him? Would you let him in? What would you talk about during the visit? How would today as
Sunday impact the time?
Today is the feast of St. Clare which the local enclosed order of Poor Clare nuns observe for their founder St. Clare. It raises the question of what may Christ have spoken to St. Clare to move her to leave the world to
found the first enclosed order for women? Or the other great saints on the liturgical calendar this past week: St. Lawrence, martyr, St. Teresa Benedicta of the Cross, martyr and St. Dominic, Founder of the Order of Preachers what may each teach
us to contemplate this Sunday? While visiting an Orthodox monastery this week to pick up some incense made on site the greeting was enthusiastic and opened leaving the movement of the life-giving place of a holy greeting to one another. All
these holy men and women assist us in lighting the path and keeping vigilent as today's Gospel from Luke 12 urges us to be found ready to swing open the door of our hearts to Christ who claims us as his own.
In the April 2013 edition of St. Anthony
Press, Mary Elizabeth Sperry wrote an article pertaining to our interest in Reclaiming Sunday: Bring Back the Sabbath-The Third Commandment calls us to put God's time before our own. She offers a suggestion to help the faithful in taking
small parcels of time from other activities to re-prioritze to the Lord's day. One such consideration is to 'make the day electronics-free-That means no computer, television, texting, or video games.' p. 27 She writes of the need to have an anchor to
keep us on course..."Keeping the Lord's day holy and putting God's time first will help you stay on course." p. 27. Each person may answer God's call in a particular way as did the saints mentioned earlier, yet we too are part of God's plan.
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