Brothers and Sisters
Our weekend readings are for those who may have assumed that responding to God’s call would be easy. The prophets, Jesus, the early Christians ... none were spared from negative consequences or pain in responding to the call. Is this a warning of what is to come if we follow Christ, or merely a tip-off that commitment always contains the unknown? However we view it, we can take comfort in knowing that we are in very good company. And we know that God is with us through our crosses and celebrations.
Let us take some time this week to pray for our brothers and sisters affected by Hurricane Harvey. Let us ask God to wrap his loving arms around them as they start the arduous task of rebuilding and especially for those who have lost loved ones.