Saint Frances de Chantal R.C. Church|
TWENTY FIRST SUNDAY
IN ORDINARY TIME
As for me and my
we will serve the LORD.
— Joshua 24:15b
KEEPING OUR COMMITMENTS
In the musical Fiddler on the Roof, the husband, Tevye, whose marriage was arranged years and years before, wants to know if his wife really loves him. Was their marriage just an arrangement, a deal? Did his wife, after all these years, ever love him? Does she still?
We need to know if our loving commitments stick. We need to be reminded and reaffirmed. In the first reading, Joshua, Moses’ successor, needed to know if the people would remain faithful to their covenant with the Lord. Joshua was going to lead them to a new life—a settled life. Would they be faithful?
Jesus, who identified himself as the very life of his disciples’ life, needed to know: Will you also go away or will you stay? We do not often see Jesus this vulnerable. Peter and the apostles chose to stay. What will we do?
|From the Pastor|
- St. Frances de Chantal R.C. Church
- 1273 58th St
- Brooklyn, NY 11219