I am pleased to present this guest post from Father Steven LaBaire, pastor of Holy Family Parish in Worcester, MA.
In preparation for mass this Sunday:
While driving along route 140 North in Grafton this morning, I spotted a cluster of maple trees whose leaves were turning orange and red.
A few minutes later, a radio commercial boldly proclaimed “back-to school-savings.”
While the warmth of summer still embraces our days and nights, the signs of an impending change of season and routine are around us as the days grow shorter.
It has been said that there are 525,600 minutes in a year. There’s nothing like the end of summer to remind us of the “ticking” of the clock, or of the “march” of time.
This weekend’s First Reading describes a feast, a banquet where everyone is fed (Proverbs 9:1-6). However the food that is offered is not ordinary food.
The “food” that is offered is wisdom for living. Insights that nourish the spirit.
What kind of lessons about life have you learned this summer? What insights have you gained these past few months?
What wisdom have we imparted to our children, grandchildren and loved ones about being alive? Or, about love? Or, adversity or suffering or death? Or hope? Or God?