Today’s Thoughts: In my homily yesterday afternoon and on The Sunday Mass this morning I spoke about a TV interview I saw a while ago between Steven Colbert and Christopher Cuomo. In the interview Mr. Colbert asked Mr. Cuomo about his catch phrase, “Get after it!” or “Let’s get after it.” Mr. Cuomo talked about it as his way of living life. In this profession he needs to be aggressive, assertive, persistent, but also responsible, decent and respectful. It is not easy to balance all these things, but he tries.
Mr. Cuomo’s catch phrase stayed with me and when I encountered today’s readings it seemed to fit. For me the readings seem to be asking us, in different ways, to “Get after it.” The widow in our Gospel is getting after it! Moses, along with Aaron and Hur are getting after it! And St. Paul is telling his friend Timothy that as leader he needs to get after it!
Jesus is reminding us that prayer is important in our journey of faith and if we get after it with persistence, assertiveness, responsibility and respect good things will happen. Sometimes it is good to have help as Moses finds out in our first reading and as St. Paul tells Timothy the Sacred Scriptures are a good place for help, inspiration and wisdom.
Yes, our challenge today as people of faith, as a community of faith called Church is to get after it with persistence and respect.
Have a blessed and holy Sunday everyone and may the Passion of Jesus Christ be always in your heart! And remember to give God a little time today.
Fr. Paul R. Fagan, C.P. "Preacher on the Run"
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