Reclaimsunday.net has been praying for each visitor! How will this Sunday count in your life? Will this be a day to meet a loved one? Will a hurt be healed? Will your hands extend generosity of care? Will the dismay of global events be offered to God in time before the Blessed Sacrament or praying a rosary? Will we remember those whco have gone before us in the long llineage of disciples on a heavenward journey?
Sundays open time to eternity. While paying respects at a family burial site the visitors walked praying for those also laid to rest there. Some stories etched in stone were of the early 1800's, many with the names of the deceased and others with a relation- wife of, husband of, cherished infant son or daughter of, Lt. or Capt. of troop and so on. It was striking that the modern etching of date of birth (dash) date of death was instead more elaborate in the accounting to embrace the number or years, months and days of life of the now deceased. Stone upon stone were ledgers of the detailed counting of the precious years, months and the more precise days. How have we missed each day for the broader vision? How may today offer a day to etch on our interior life? Most of us may recall the anniversary of a loved one passed, yet the tally of days reminds us that Every struggle, trial, uncertainty, blessing, yield and thought are within the plan of salvation. The lost sheep in today's Gospel is the purpose to move toward life, service and bringing the Good News where ever we move and breathe. One more day this Sunday is the glorious promise of a new beginning! Holy Mary who appeared to the poor Juan Diego, St. Therese, St. Bernadette, Sts. Francisco and Jacinta, St. Lawrence, St. Elizabeth and St. Maria Goretti embolden our faith to live the fullness of testimony! Pray for us and heal all divisions so we may live with one heart and one mind. Peace!