The signups for Military Appreciation Night at the Diamond for next Saturday June 29th are very thin. Please consider joining us for the presentation and staying for the game. It’s free to you and your spouse. We had a great turn out last July when almost all the flags made it on the field. It would be nice to top that and get all the flags out there. I hope to see you there!
Friends, our Gospel today calls us to entrust our lives completely to God. How often the Bible compels us to meditate on the meaning of faith! We might say that the Scriptures rest upon faith, and that they remain inspired at every turn by the spirit of faith.
Paul Tillich said that “faith” is the most misunderstood word in the religious vocabulary, and I’ve always felt that he’s right about that. What is faith? Faith is an attitude of trust in the presence of God. Faith is openness to what God will reveal, do, and invite. It should be obvious that in dealing with the infinite, all-powerful person who is God, we are never in control.
This is precisely what we see in the lives of the saints: in Mother Teresa moving into the worst slum in the world in an attitude of trust; in Francis of Assisi just abandoning everything and living for God; in Rose Hawthorne deciding to take cancer sufferers into her own home; in Antony leaving everything behind and going into the desert; in Maximilian Kolbe saying, “I’m a Catholic priest; take me in his place.”
Do not worry, and depend on God for everything. Have faith!
Knights of Columbus at St. Bridget Catholic Church, Richmond, VA 23226