Weekend Reflection for 1/23/15
St Peter Chrysologus, a bishop and early Father of the Church, has a beautiful reflection on our redemption and the coming of Christ that St. John the Baptist heralded and St. Paul proclaimed: "When God saw the world falling to ruin because of fear, God immediately acted to call it back to himself with love. He invited it by his grace, preserved it by his love, and embraced it with compassion."
Jesus came to Galilee proclaiming the gospel of God: "This is the time of fulfillment. The kingdom of God is at hand." And then he called those first disciples, "Come after me and you will bring in people instead of fish." Now it is our turn to carry forward the work of the Spirit: to complete His work on earth--and to sanctify all of creation.