From the Pastor's Desk... July 27th

Seventeenth Sunday in Ordinary Time

This weekend we are reminded of the unique preciousness of God’s Kingdom and of the duty we have to treasure it more than anything else in life. The “Kingdom of God” is God’s plan for mankind. To belong to the Kingdom means to accept to collaborate with God in the fulfillment of His plan.

If, in a dream, we were to find a magical lamp, and be given any number of wishes, the odds seem good that we would likely ask our genie for long life, wealth, and, perhaps, some come-uppance over our enemies. In today’s first reading, Solomon is asked such a question by God. Instead, Solomon asks for wisdom, so that he may govern the people well and help them honor the covenant they had made with God. Our Eucharistic celebration is a constant reminder....