From the Pastor’s Desk . . .

From the Pastor’s Desk . . .

So, here we are once again in the liturgical season of Ordinary Time.  Do not let the name of this season fool you.  Ordinary Time simply denotes the days that are outside of the Church’s seasons of Lent, Easter, Advent, and Christmas.  There is no mistake about it, any time we spend in prayer and celebration with the Lord and each other is nothing less than extraordinary.  This weekend in the Gospel, we are given a clear indication on how we are to live within this season.  Like John the Baptist and Andrew, we are called to bring others to Christ.  John the Baptist cried out to those with him: “Behold the Lamb of God!”  He showed them Christ ~ he pointed Christ out to those with him.  Are we able to point Christ out to those who are closest to us?  Andrew went to his brother Simon Peter, the one who would lead the Christian community after the death of Christ, and told him: “We have found the Messiah!”  Once you find Christ, you have an obligation to run out and tell others and bring them to Him.  We have a great deal of work to do in this ordinary time.  Are you up to the challenge?

 

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