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Pastor's Corner

Sixteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time

July 21, 2019

One of the most important aspects of the pastoral life of the Church today is that of hospitality. As Christ welcomes us in Word and Sacrament, we are mandated to welcome those who approach the Church to grow in the knowledge and love of the Lord. In fact, we are the bridge between those who search for God, and the God who reveals himself in the Bible and becomes present in the Sacraments. This call to hospitality is unveiled clearly in today’s readings. Abraham, in the First Reading, opens his household and his heart to new visitors who bring him a most important gift: the announcement of a birth when he and his wife are childless.

What a significant gift for the continuation of his lineage! These visitors were truly from the Lord, for whom nothing is impossible! In the Gospel, Martha and Mary receive Jesus into their home. They inspire us to grow in two of the most important elements of our daily journey—prayer and work. With these two elements we can help build the Church today and always. How do we integrate our life of prayer into our daily lives of work and service?

Rev. Juan J. Sosa

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