Joy of the Kingdom

I’M TO PREACH AT ST VINCENT’S R.C. CHURCH tomorrow in the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity. Isaiah speaks of a people having seen a great light; the psalm, of the Lord’s being our light and our help; Paul’s encouraging the Church in Corinth to be united in belief and practice and to preach Good News; the first disciples respond to Jesus’ call to follow; the Communion Antiphon: “Look up at the Lord with gladness and smile; your face will never be ashamed”; and the Prayer after Communion: “God, all-powerful Father, may the new life you give us increase our love and keep us in the joy of your kingdom.” So I just know it’s going to be a good day. We’re going to be given new life. New every morning. And that’s where and how we’re all truly united. God is good.

22 January 2011