Sunday, September 23, 2007


Today at Mass I was sitting behind a young family with a 1-2 year old daughter. At communion time we were singing The Cry of the Poor by Fr. John Foley, SJ. When the song ended (with the refrain "The Lord hears the cry of the poor, blessed be the poor," the little girl smiled from ear to ear, clapped and then threw up her arms and said "Yeah!" Now if we could just all be that excited about God and religion.

This was more poignant today because Father spoke in his homily about the difference between the Jewish tradition of keeping the entire Sabbath for God versus our modern day where we find it a struggle to give up an hour for Mass. What will it take to get us to pay more attention to God and no the clock in the back of the church?

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