“Ask, and it will be given you; search, and you will find; knock, and the door will be opened for you. For everyone who asks receives, and everyone who searches finds, and for everyone who knocks, the door will be opened. Is there anyone among you who, if your child asks for bread, will give a stone? Or if the child asks for a fish, will give a snake? If you then, who are evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your Father in heaven give good things to those who ask him!
“In everything do to others as you would have them do to you; for this is the law and the prophets
New Revised Standard Version, copyright 1989, by the National Council of the Churches of Christ in the United States of America. Used by permission. All rights reserved. USCCB approved.
Decisions, decisions. Big and small, decisions affect how our day and others’ days will turn out. My response to everyday decisions is usually something like, “I have more important things to take care of right now.”
In today’s Gospel, Jesus tells us, “the hour is coming in which … those who have done good deeds [will come] to the resurrection of life, but those who have done wicked deeds [will go] to the resurrection of condemnation.”
Stop by Campus Ministry, pick up a rice bowl, and donate to those who are starving. “I have more important things to take care of right now.”
Take a second to pray for those who are currently in the news. “I have more important things to take care of right now.”
Support fair trade food and clothing. “I have more important things to take care of right now.”
In the hallway, say hello to those around you before school starts. “I have more important things to take care of right now.”
As we get into Lent, how do we respond when presented with opportunities? Do we take them, or do we merely dismiss them, saying that we have “more important” things to take care of?
Friends, the hour is coming.
–Trevor Scott, ‘17 is a member of the Senior Pastoral Team at St. Louis U. High.
“Fill me with your Holy Spirit, the supreme Gift,
according to your promise.
I don’t know how to ask rightly,
so I sit here waiting, asking you to pray in me,
asking for what you most want to bestow, your Holy Spirit.”
—Fr. Thomas Keating, The Gifts of the SpiritPlease share the Good Word with your friends!