Sixth Sunday of Ordinary Time
1 Corinthians 10:31–11:1
The Deacon's Corner-A Reflection from Deacon Loris: Living Our Lives As God Intended – Part 3
This is the last in the series from the thoughts on how to live your life. The last of the four ways is “take ownership of your mistakes.” I take this to mean responsibility and accountability.
We all like to take credit for something we have done well and with that goes the responsibility to admit those times that didn’t go well and make amends for them. Sacred Scripture addresses this issue in many areas and our faith calls us to be true to the teachings of Christ both in our words and actions and not make personal interpretations to suit our needs. It calls us to be “responsible” and Matthew 12:36-37 tells us why:
“…on the day of judgment people will render and account for every word
[and deed] they speak. By your words [and actions] you will be acquitted,
and by your words [and actions] you will be condemned.”
That goes hand-in-hand with “taking ownership of your mistakes.” Saint Paul put it this way in his Letter to the Romans 14:12:
“So[then] each of us shall give an account of himself [to God].
Another word tied closely with responsibility is trustworthy. We must be good
steward of all we say and do and that means owning up to those times we have
made mistakes and own up to them. Reread Christ’s statement above …there will
be a judgment day. I ask you to go to your bibles and read Matthew 25:31-46 and then ask yourselves a few questions about our responsibilities…
What words or phrases intrigued or troubled you most?
What is challenging about this passage and what makes you hopeful?
Who are we responsible to in this life?
What in our culture hinders us from living up to the Gospel?
Clearly, our calling is to God…and to fulfill our baptismal promise to grow in the likeness of Christ. To quote from 2 Peter 1:10:
“Therefore, brothers, be all the more eager to make your call and election firm, in doing so, you will never stumble.”
God bless…Deacon Loris
Mass Schedule For Ash Wednesday
On Ash Wednesday there will be Masses at :
9:00 am English
6:00 pm Spanish
There will be no adoration after the noon or 6 pm Spanish Mass.
Divine Mercy Chaplet
The Divine Mercy Chaplet will be sung at 11:30 before noon Mass on Wednesday, February 17th. We look forward to seeing you at mass and hearing your voices in prayer!
February 14, 2021
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