• on February 19, 2016

“Master, it is wonderful for us to be here”

The Lord in whom we put our faith Peter said to Jesus:

“Master, it is wonderful for us to be here”.

As we gather for Mass this Sunday, how many of us can say those words of Peter from our hearts?

And yet we have a right to be able to say them. Unfortunately for so many Catholics, Mass has become a burden rather than a joy, a source of enthusiasm and of energy. We need to help each other to gain that grace. And as we return home from Mass this Sunday, how many of us can say those words of Peter in relation to our family life?

At best, so many can only say it is not bad, it is ok. But can we say it is wonderful? And yet we have a right to be able to say that. It takes a lot of working at the relationships in our home, the relationships of marriage, of family, of neighbourliness, to make those words possible and to ring true.

But it is in those two places that the practice of faith takes place.

Johnny Doherty CSsR

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