Holy Family

Holy Family

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Feast of Saint Wilfrid of York

Good morning. We often become disappointed because others seem not to have the enthusiasm we would like them to have. All of us from time to time seem to only go through the motions with things. With most things enthusiasm comes and it goes, yet with things we truly believe in there is usually a passion that exist along with it. Jesus in today’s Gospel expresses dismay with the leaders of the Jewish community over their lack of enthusiasm in living out their faith; they just seem to go through the motions with no real passion for what they believe. They lacked any real enthusiasm for their faith; they lacked commitment to their belief in God. The same can often be said for couples in their marriage. Often, it is just another day, the same old thing day after day. It is the same old routine day after day. So, what’s the solution? Do something different! Break-up the monotony. Sometimes the simplest things can make all the difference, like a smile, or having artichoke hearts or cranberries in your salad, or someone letting you out into traffic—just those simple unexpected things. Dare to be adventurous, dare to try something different. It doesn’t need to be anything particularly outlandish or spectacular, just different. It doesn’t have to cost a dime, just merely our time. What is important is that you believe, that you believe in each other and that you believe in your marriage. There is a place that each couple can go, a magical place where we are able to go to with each other if we only believe. If we commit ourselves to making it happen. Just taking the time or showing the interest in wanting to share a special time or moment with our partner can transport us to a place beyond our imagining. So break free of the ordinary, dare to take your marriage to a level of extraordinary—just do something different. Make a great day!

Today we recall the good life, gifts, and works of Saint Wilfrid of York.

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