Friday, February 24, 2012
God's love is in each one of us. Love at its best desires that we encourage those we love to be at their best. A great example of this is how best friends love one another and only want to see the best in each other. It seems to me that the love that God shares with each of us would be so much more than the type of limited human love we can experience. Taking that a step further then, wouldn't God want the best for us? Wouldn't God want us to be the best human beings we could be? Perhaps rather than the old fashioned notion of "giving up" something to show our love for God during Lent, (which is a good practice), we could show God the best of our humanity instead?
Wednesday, February 22, 2012
Today, on Ash Wednesday in the second reading from St. Paul we heard the words "We are the ambassadors of Christ!" From the earliest days of the church there is a call to evangelize. To be an ambassador means to be an official messenger. At the conclusion of today's reading St. Paul shares with his community that now is the time to spread the good news. As the lector at Mass read these words, it seems that some 2000 years later, the message remains the same and of the same urgent nature. Let us all be ambassaors of Christ, today in 2012! We are all called to be official messengers today in our everyday lives as who we are and where we are. As this Lent season begins, perhaps this is a time to consider our important role in the history of salvation...