Weekend Reflections for 10/6/17
"Finally, he sent his son to them, thinking 'They will respect my son.'" (Mt 21:37)
God expected the leaders of His chosen people to recognize and welcome His son, but their hearts were hardened and their eyes blinded. They rejected, condemned and executed Jesus. But "the stone rejected by the builders has become the cornerstone." God raised His son from death to glory.
What does God expect of you and me? Like any good parent He wants His love for us to be acknowledged and gratefully received. He wants to be thanked for His care for us, the many blessings He showers on us. He wants to be at least a part of our lives. St. Ignatius wrote that we can speak to our Lord "as one friend speaks to another." Do I trust God and myself enough to consider Him my best friend who is always close by and eager to hear from me and about me? Can I both speak and listen as I acknowledge my Lord and my God?
-Ralph Huse, S.J.
PLEASE PRAY FOR THOSE ON RETREAT THIS WEEK AS WELL AS OUR DECEASED RETREATANTS.
PLEASE PRAY FOR PEACE IN OUR COMMUNITY