A Moment before the 5th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Everything bad? It just happened to Job. And in Sunday's first reading, we see Job react to his world (literally) falling apart. 

It would be nice to write Job off as too extreme to be real. But the truth is that all of us are only a few bad things away from being in the same place. No one wants to admit it, but that's where (in different ways) we all end up, if we try to do it on our own. 

There’s helping and then there's helping someone. You can help from a distance, and it does do some good. But if you want to do the greatest good, it’s got to be personal. 

In Sunday’s Gospel, Jesus shows us exactly what that means in practice. The alternative to where we end up on our own that Jesus offers doesn’t happen from a distance. It’s personal.

One person at a time, one heart at a time.

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