'We're All in This Together'
Twenty-Ninth Sunday in Ordinary Time
Paul, Silvanus, and Timothy to the church of the Thessalonians in God the Father and the Lord Jesus Christ: grace to you and peace.
- 1 Thessalonians 1:1
On a Friday night, I was driving to pick up my son, who had been serving Mass at a retreat house, when a "thunka-thunka" made itself felt. Yes, a flat tire. There I was, three miles from my son, who had no phone. To make it worse, he was waiting for me at a convent where they often didn't answer the landline phone.
What to do? I called a neighbor and asked him to come help me change the tire. I called a friend and asked her to bring my son to where I was. I wasn't crazy about bothering folks at that time of night, but if I'd been called on the same kind of mission, I wouldn't have minded helping. We're all in this together. We need help, we give help. Paul didn't travel the known world inviting people to solitary relationships with God. He called them into community: into the body of Christ, called by him, there for each other.
Jesus, thank you for the communion of your Body, the Church.
- Amy Welborn
Courtesy of: http://www.livingfaith.com/devotion-10-18-2020