October 28, 2013
Sts. Simon and Jude
A Work in Progress
Through him the whole structure is held together and grows into a temple sacred in the Lord; in him you are also being built together into a dwelling place of God in the Spirit.
Have you ever been to a construction site? It's muddy and messy. The insides of things are showing. Wires and pipes stick out, and building materials are piled everywhere. There's banging and shouting and machines are rumbling. It looks and sounds like chaos, but that's how buildings get built.
My son is 16 and questioning everything. He wants to know why he should go to Mass, why it's not enough just to pray on one's own. He notices that besides the Church's good works, sometimes there's pettiness and stumbling. I want him to see that it's important for us to gather together as a people, to hear the gospel and receive the Body of Christ, precisely because we're [i]not[/i] perfect. We need to keep coming together, even when it's messy. We are under construction: a work in progress, being built together into a dwelling place of God in the Spirit.
- Anne Pushkal
Ephesians 2:19-22|Psalm 19:2-5|Luke 6:12-16
This reading is very true, we are works in progress, and will make mistakes ... that's why we're human. God knows this and allows for our faults, he will catch us if we stumble.