Sharing the Word for September 6, 2021 – Twenty-third Week in Ordinary Time – Year 1
Saint Paul accepts the sufferings that his ministry requires: filling up what is lacking in the afflictions of Christ. Christ’s followers must endure struggle for the advancement of Christ’s kingdom.
As I begin the first months of retirement, I ask myself regularly, “What’s next?” What great thing will God ask of me? In what cause will I be called to invest my time, talent, and treasure?
The Fruits of Our Labors
We may never see the fruits of our labors. We won’t know how a word or a kindness affects another person. But if we plant the first seed, then God can pour forth an abundant harvest.
New York fire chaplain says there are days when 9/11 ‘feels like yesterday’
Father Kevin M. Smith, a veteran fire chaplain, trauma counselor and loyal friend to scores of active and retired firefighters in the New York metropolitan area, receives more phone calls in early September than any other time of the year.