What does it means to be Christian/Catholic? Fr. Reu, in his homily, posed a question he wanted everyone to think about. “If you are accused of being Christian, will there be enough evidence to prove it?“ It makes one ponder what being Christian entails. Will going to Mass and receiving Communion on Sundays and Holy days suffice? Is that all that is required to be considered a practicing Catholic? Or should there be more?
Thomas Merton, in his book ‘The Seven Storey Mountain’, recounts an incident when he found himself walking with his friend Robert Lax down 6th Avenue in New York. In the course of conversation, Thomas was asked: “What do you want to be, anyway?” Being a recent convert to Catholicism, Thomas responded, “I don’t know. I guess what I want is to be a good Catholic.”
Robert asked in response, “What do you mean you want to be a good Catholic? What you should say is that you want to be a saint.” Thomas protested and remarked that it was a reach and very difficult if not impossible. He asked Robert how he would be expected to accomplish this. Read more from this week’s Parish Bulletin>>>>>
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