Perhaps one of the worst sinful habits that we can fall into is that of apathy, or complacency—which, even when we are right next to each other, causes a great chasm. This week’s first reading and Gospel offer some stories of complacency, while Paul’s letter offers a vision of what we are called to be.
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God, who is perfect and loves us unconditionally, offers us mercy all the time—and expects us to do the same for others.
Be prepared! For the Christian, being prepared means being willing to trust that God will get us through every difficulty and challenge.
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Last Sunday’s readings spoke of the importance of accepting correction. This week’s readings unpack that value with a discussion on humility—a necessity for any Christian. What is true humility? God’s Word tells us in a multitude of ways.
Our (very poetic) readings this week continue on the theme of God’s faithfulness, and our trust in God, which gives us the freedom to keep our priorities straight and not to get caught up in worry. If we are in right relationship with God, that freedom translates into availability for service to others. Because, as Jesus says, “where your treasure is, there also will your heart be.”
Caution: Contains spoilers.
Star Trek is one of my favorite franchises; from TV shows to movies, the various evolutions of the story are entertaining, meaningful and thought-provoking. Star Trek: Beyond is receiving all kinds of critical acclaim for having all of these qualities, and for the most part, it deserves them.
The Good News is certainly good, but it isn’t easy. Our mission—and our faith is fruitless without mission—brings us joy and also brings challenge. We are given comfort along the way, particularly when things seem their bleakest.
Today’s readings remind us that we can’t just serve God when it’s convenient—we follow God all the time, in every circumstance.