Late Stuff: Twelfth Sunday in Ordinary Time

Collect: Grant, O Lord, that we may always revere and love your holy name, for you never deprive of your guidance those you set firm on the foundation of your love.

Sorry for the late postings, everyone. Class, work, and the job hunt has been taking up a lot of my time. Luckily, I still have time for Mass throughout the week, so that’s good.

“Quiet! Be still!”

“Why are you terrified? Do you not yet have faith?”

Thus were the words of Jesus Christ in Sunday’s Gospel. Many of us experience the Church in the following manner: we work throughout the week, then take an escape by going to Mass on Sunday. But then right afterwards we are back to worrying about everyday life. Even after receiving the Body, Blood, Soul and Divinity of our Lord, Jesus Christ, we are still afraid.

And once again, Jesus asks us, why?

There is really no reason to be afraid. There is no reason for us to hold back from loving one another truly and authentically.

That brings us back to why it is so hard to be a Catholic. It is so hard to love because we are afraid. We are afraid of hurt, rejection, and pain. And yet Christ loved us in spite of that.

Let us take the time to be quiet and be still. Then let us ask ourselves why are we afraid. Then let’s overcome the fear and love everyone with all of our hearts.

Have a blessed summer.

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