Hope all’s well.
Was out for a wee walk there. Chilly this morning.
God is always at work among us, and the challenge is to see that.
The apostles sent Barnabas (it’s his feast day today) to Antioch and he could see for himself that God was at work there. There, he called on the people to remain faithful to God.
The truth is that God is always at work among us. The challenge? To see that. To be aware of it.
Barnabas was able to notice where God was at work. Why? Because he was filled with the Holy Spirit and with faith.
We need always to be open to the Holy Spirit so that we can notice, see the Spirit’s work among us. That’s why it’s so important for prayer to be a constant in our lives. Prayer keeps us close to God. It helps us to be open to the Holy Spirit.
The Caritas Awards would have been taking place in the Clyde Auditorium this afternoon to celebrate the service given by hundreds of young people from schools and parishes across Scotland, not least our parish’s Caritas candidates. They worked and served so well over the past year, and I’m sure the Caritas Award will be marked in some way when circumstances permit.
Caritas continues to remind young people that “the Gospel invites us to respond to the God of love who saves us, to see God in others, and to go forth from oursleves to seek the good of others.”
Remember the 9@9 novena tonight to the Sacred Heart.
Look out for the big ‘Your parish needs you’ volunteer appeal.
Hope you have a good day.