Saturday, September 20, 2008
"Many are called"
"...few are chosen."
Why "few'? Many refuse the friendship freely offered by God by rejecting the sacredness of every human life, voting for the economy or the environment in preference to doing all in their power to save human lives, especially the most vulnerable and most innocent, in the womb.
Many refuse the friendship and love of God by attacking or disrespecting the sacred: the Holy Name of God, the Holy Presence of God in the Eucharist, the holy people of God the Church, the holy day of God on Sunday.
Few there are who with heroic virtue place their friendship with God above all the world's treasures.
Few are chosen.
Meeting Christ in the Liturgy offers a reflection for the Twenty-Fifth Sunday in Ordinary Time
(Photo of pilgrims queuing to enter Saint Pater's Basilica for the sacred liturgy by SaintPeter'sBasilica.org)