- Apr 11, 2021
Lent is an opportunity to mark the calendar, start fresh, and renew some things in our lives.
This Sunday at Mass, believers continue to walk through Saint Mark’s Gospel. Last weekend, the Gospel recounted how the Lord Jesus exorcised a bad spirit in the synagogue of Capernaum.
The prophets in ancient Israel were summoned by God to speak his words. They were oftentimes words of warning, admonishment, and correction, as well as renewal, blessing, and hope.
A call to repentance challenges the status quo. It calls on people to pause and evaluate where things are and where they’d want them to be.
In an environment consumed with money, we have not been baptized into an economy. In a culture absorbed by political identity, we have not been baptized into a political party. In a world that has been threatened at times by radicalized nationalism, we have not been baptized as Americans.
Our faith cannot disappear with the Christmas ornaments and decorations.
Today, we honor the Wise Men who followed a star.
Joseph was, by all accounts, a just man. He sought to honor God in everything he did, and we see how such an adherence to God transformed him and gave him divine wisdom.