Thought of the Day June 29, 2016

By 11:13 AM

"I, Paul, am already being poured out like a libation, and the time of my departure is at hand. I have competed well; I  have finished the race; I have kept the faith. From now on the crown of righteousness awaits me, which the Lord, the just judge, will award to me on that day, and not only to me, but to all who have longed for his appearance." (2 Tim. 4:6-8) On this the Solemnity of Sts. Peter and Paul it may be could to reflect on his words. True, many of us may not be at the end of our physical life, but his perspective is important to maintain. We do not know the day nor the hour. So what does he tell us? 1) to compete well (which means to continue to witness our faith to others) ; 2) to keep the faith (which means to grow in faith); 3) to know a crown of righteousness awaits me (which means the fullness of a life of holiness); 4) to long for his appearance (which means to hunger and thirst for the day we will see him face to face.). These are some of our goals and this is our hope and desire and this is our reward.

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