In today’s first reading we hear of St. Paul preaching to the pagans in Athens. He met them where they were at, not with hatred, but with love. In their midst he preached the Gospel. We are called to do the same, to bring the light of God into the world.
“… because I told you this, grief has filled your hearts. But I tell you the truth, it is better for you that I go. For if I do not go, the Advocate will not come to you. But if I go, I will send him to you.”
A blessed feast of St. Rita to you all. She is the patron saint of impossible causes. The opening prayer of Mass today reads, “Bestow on us, we pray, O Lord, the wisdom and strength of the Cross, with which you were pleased to endow Saint Rita, so that, suffering in every tribulation with Christ, we may participate ever more deeply in his Paschal Mystery…” What is the wisdom and strength of the cross? Listen to today’s homily to learn more.
In today’s first reading, the people call Barnabas and Paul gods when they perform miraculous healings in Jesus’ Name. Do we correctly interpret God’s consolations in our lives and convert our lives accordingly?