On this Advent Saturday, the readings invite us to make an important to-do list for our spiritual well being and the well-being of our world.
Not everyone in the church has the same gifts – one is an apostle, one is a prophet, one is an evangelist; others are teachers, pastors and so forth. This is a great blessing in the church!
Reflections on the Word: Saturday of the 28th Week in Ordinary Time – Memorial of St. Theresa of Avila – October 15, 2022
St. Theresa reminds us that when we see our lives and our world with God’s eyes, we focus on those things that are lasting and good – the spiritual bonds we share with one another and creation.
To be able to experience God, to encounter God and to be changed by the encounter, is, at its core, the heart of the Christian life.
In today’s Gospel, Jesus calls us to courage and affirms our value even when we think we don’t matter. And St. Paul’s words remind us to be humble – not because we don’t matter, but precisely the opposite!