Saturday, December 12, 2009
Again I say Rejoice! It's almost Christmas. My Christmas cactus is about ready to bloom. Christ is coming. The baby Jesus is due any time. All reasons to rejoice.
Read Psalm 145 (146)
You know the best reasons for rejoicing? Because we are Catholics. We rejoice because we have hope. Hope for Catholics is based upon God and God alone. We put all our hope and trust in God.
What do we hope for? The object of Catholic hope is the coming of God's Kingdom. Our hope is that God's Will be done on earth as it is in heaven. God's Will is what's best for everybody. He has the big picture and we need to trust that what God wants is whatever is best for all of us together.
Catholics, because of our Faith, act with hope and in that way give example to the rest of the world. This is a valuable contribution. Teachers, theologians, politicians, etc. talk, but ordinary Catholic Christians living their daily lives preach in their reality to help people to appreciate God and His Work in our lives.
Do I hear an AMEN?