Holy Family

Holy Family

Friday, September 28, 2012

Feast of Saint Lorenzo Ruiz and Companions

Good morning. What God reveals to us cannot be changed by us. God’s plan for us, for life, for marriage is now as it was from the beginning. We know what is right, it is written in our hearts. In today’s Gospel Peter boldly proclaims the Truth, responding to Jesus’ inquiry that He is "The Christ of God." The same question put forth to Saint Peter long ago is today being asked of us, "Who do people say that the Son of Man is?" We are being asked today to reveal to the world His Truth, to live each and every day for the glory of God. We are being asked to stand-up for life, to stand-up for marriage, we’ll be asked in November to stand-up for these truths. Our standing-up for the Truth is not a position for or against anyone, or any political group, it is simply about Truth. There are even some from within the pews who falter in their response to the question posed in today’s Gospel. A reminder to Michael Sean Winters, it isn’t what the people at Dunkin Donuts or Shoney’s think, it is about Truth. 

Today we celebrate the life of Saint Lorenzo Ruiz. The life of Lorenzo Ruiz reminds us that in Baptism we are called to reveal to the world the Truth. This Truth will conquer the world and its culture of death. When Saint Lorenzo was asked by government, "If we grant you life, will you renounce your faith?," Lorenzo responded: "That I will never do, because I am a Christian, and I shall die for God, and for him I will give many thousands of lives if I had them. And so, do with me as you please." On November 6, 2012 we will be asked: “Will you renounce your faith?" What will be our answer? Let us proclaim the Truth: He is "The Christ of God." Make a great day! 

Today we recall the good life, gifts, and work of Saint Lorenzo Ruiz.


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