Jesus said to them, “Cast the net over the right side of the boat and you will find something.” Jesus always has a better idea.
The best way to have a good idea is to have lots of ideas. -Linus Pauling
Today we have our “teaching Mass” – and what a beautiful Gospel, the Road to Emmaus. This is a snapshot of the Mass – the introductory rites, liturgy of the word, liturgy of the Eucharist, and the mission we’re sent on afterwards. To quote Fr. Mike Schmitz, Mass is not about watching the priest pray. It’s about encountering Jesus all over the place, and offering him sacrifice
Jesus said to her, “Mary!” All Jesus had to say was her name – and she believed. He knows our name, too, you know
I saw them tearing a building down
A team of men in my hometown.
With a heave and a ho and a yes yes yell,
they swung a beam and a sidewall fell.
And I said to the foreman, “Are these men skilled?”
“Like the ones you’d use if you had to build?”
And he laughed and said, “Oh no, indeed…
the most common labor is all I need…
for I can destroy in a day or two
what takes a builder ten years to do.”
So I thought to myself as I went on my way…
Which one of these roles am I willing to play?
Am I one who is tearing down as I carelessly make my way around?
Or am I one who builds with care, in order to make the world a
little better… because I was there?
“You search the Scriptures, because you think you have eternal life through them; even they testify on my behalf. But you do not want to come to me to have life.”
“How can you believe, when you accept praise from one another and do not seek the praise that comes from the only God?”
The trees that are slow to grow bear the best fruit. -Moliere