The Power to Serve (Who should make a
....We're probably the generation that has never
accumulated so much and yet possessed so little. We have wider roads and narrower
viewpoints. We learn more and understand less. We find beauty in old things;
buildings, furniture, jewelry -but we do not see beauty in old countenance. Human
beings seem to be one of the few commodities that lose value with age. In fact, if
church groups were asked to organize a team of 12 to help Jesus, assessments of candidates
would be based on factors like race, skill, knowledge. Just as well God chose to
work through a ragged band of Galiean peasants, called from their fishing nets, small
plots of land and humble trades. Even their probable poor literacy was no stumbling
block for God. God puts a measuring tape around the heart, not the head. We need
willing learners with big hearts, people who will risk everything at Jesus' word. God
isn't choosy, we are!
Each year as we leave Lent behind us, we also leave the
call to abstain from meat on the Fridays of Lent.
All are reminded,
however, that EVERY Friday of the year is a day of PENANCE
for ALL Catholics, recalling the day of Christ's death. You are
free to choose to abstain from meat or select some
penitential practice for that day.