Monday, February 6, 2012
"Behold I am with you, until the end of the age." Perhaps we can agree with that in an intellectual sense. However, Accepting the reality and trying to make is a significant part of one's life is another story altogether.
The fact that Jesus said this should give us an invitation to do what we can to make it an operative in our own lives. Again, it is a challenge that is not easily lived each and every day. I suspect it is this very thought that makes martyrs on this earth. Fr. Paul Miki and his friends gave their lives to a specific mission: following Jesus' directions that they should not sit at home but, rather, be missionaries to all the world. Carry the message that God promised to be with us always. The mission continues even today.
And how important is this in your life?