Besides the official start of autumn (my favorite season of the year, unless you count Christmas as a season), this weekend is the third in our current message series all about responsibility.
We’ve been saying, obviously enough, responsibility is accountability for the obligations we’ve taken, it’s honoring the boundaries and rules and limits and laws we’ve been given. It’s paying your debt, discharging your duties, fulfilling your commitments. It’s just showing up on time and doing your job.
Many of the problems and much of the misery in the world today would simply disappear overnight if people, especially leaders, started acting responsibly. Same for each of us personally.
We’ve been created by God to be responsible and we’re generally happiest and most fulfilled when we’re acting that way. Responsibility feels good, and sets us up for success.
This weekend we’re following through on an issue we introduced last week. My responsibility or lack thereof, sets me on a path for living. The Bible tells us about this path, or principle, and it goes like this:
Do not be deceived: God cannot be mocked.
You reap what you sow.
That is what I will be reflecting on this weekend, so be sure and join us. If you can’t make it in person, join our on-line congregation at 10:30 Sunday morning. We’re live-streaming our service, so it’s the next best thing to being there. This week we will also begin streaming our 5:30pm Mass on-line. We had originally intended to do that, but didn’t want to announce it before we had more experience with the technology. The afternoon time is a great time for college students, so spread the word.
Also this weekend, we’ll be welcoming the pastor of our strategic partner church in Haiti. And our Mission Director, Brian Crook, will be giving us a brief update on the progress of the partnership at all weekend Masses. A complete presentation will be offered on Sunday at 1pm in the Theatre and you are welcome to attend. Bottom line: a lot of progress has been made.
See you this weekend.
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