How have you ever been asked to give a witness to the faith? Each Sunday we are gathered as a parish community on the Lord's Day. We become more fully
who we are in Christ when we gather for the Eucharist. The first of the Ten Commandments is 'You shall worship The Lord your God and him only shall you serve.' (CCC 2084) So this Sunday as the Church observes the Solemnity of Saints Peter and Paul who
gave their lives for the Church we reflect and ask how may our lives reflect the kingdom of God? The passion of the saints preserves the unity of the church.
A young adult approaches and inquires, 'Can you
know if it is love after seven months in a relationship?' The exchange opened to the constancy of God's love who is with us at all times. Trusted family, friends and faith community are a support in journeying on the path of discipleship. Maturing
into the faith occurs within the community not apart from it. A holy card was extended to the young adult: reading 'Jesus I trust in you.' We petition prayers for our youth and all seeking the love St. Paul's epistle to the Corinthians envelopes:
'Love never fails...There are in the end three things that last: faith, hope, and love, and the greatest of these is love.' (1 Corinthians 13:13)
Turning thoughts to the will of God, even if gradually, encourages
the awareness of the ever- present God throughout salvation history. As we prepare for Sunday may SaintsPeter and Paul intercede for us to increase our missionary zeal and desire for unity as lived by the early followers.
Enjoy the link on the resource tab by Fr. Rosica on ' Why we cannot live without Sundays.'
God bless you.