Scripture of the Day
The Book of Genesis, chapter forty-six, verses one thru seven, twenty-eight thru thirty;
Psalm Thirty-seven, verses three & four, eighteen & nineteen, twenty-seven & twenty-eight, thirty-nine & forty;
The Gospel according to Matthew, chapter ten, verses sixteen thru twenty-three.
Mass Journal: Week 24
Sunday, 7 June 2015
Reflection by Matthew Kelly of the Dynamic Catholic Institute
I believe the best way to defend life is to celebrate life. I believe the best way to celebrate life is to live your own lives to the fullest—to embrace life with arms wide open, to lay our lives enthusiastically at the service of humanity, to love deeply the people who cross our paths, & above all, to embrace our God. Life should never be wasted—not one moment—because life is precious. You can celebrate anything you wish. You can celebrate life & faith. You can celebrate love& honesty, mercy & forgiveness, kindness & generosity. You can celebrate truth, beauty, goodness, & redemption. On the other hand, you can celebrate destruction & paganism. You can celebrate hatred & violence, selfishness & greed, contempt & disrespect. You can celebrate perversion, corruption, pride, deceit, & condemnation. But one thing is certain: We become what we celebrate. This is the one immutable truth found in the life of every person who has ever lived. We become what we celebrate. It is true not only of the life of a person but also of the life of a family. It is true of the life of a nation, & it is true of the life of the Church.