Monday, July 29, 2013

Today: Truly A Martha Time for Our Church

Our Church now lives in a times when there is genuine need for God's mercy; a time for all of us to seek his forgiveness for the sins that have created scandals and scarred the Church that Jesus gave to the world, to those who followed him.

We live in days when we have to have the same faith as Martha who believed what Jesus taught.  Why else would the Holy Spirit have given the Church a new Bishop of Rome who has in so short a time offered an encyclical, The Light of Faith, and who has spoken eloquently (while in Brazil) on the need for us to petition the Lord for his mercy upon our Church.

Like Martha, can we say to Jesus' words (:anyone who lives and believes in me will never die"), like Martha, "Yes, Lord, I have come to believe that you are the Christ, the Son of God"?