Friday, November 26, 2010

Let us go to the house of the Lord

Dear Parishioners,

Today as we mark the beginning of the new liturgical or church year, we are invited to look also to the end. Both the first reading and the gospel talk about our Lord’s coming at the end of the world. Of course nobody knows when that will happen. Therefore the wise man or woman will try and live today as if the Lord will be coming tomorrow. That means we turn away from sin and selfishness and turn toward God. If we live that way, we will not have to worry; we can live in peace and joy. When we are called to that final judgment, we can echo the words in today’s psalm, “I rejoiced when I heard them say let us go to the house of the Lord.”

- Fr. Carl