Monday September 11
Twenty-third Week in Ordinary Time
Life in all its fulness
  • Colossians 1:24--2:3
  • Psalm 62:6-7,9
  • Luke 6:6-11

Life, what is it? What makes life worth the living? Is it the security of wealth, recognition, acceptance, power, love? The list could go on. Or is it what St. Paul writes “it is Christ in you, the hope for glory” (Col 1:27). As the words of that beautiful song rings, “Life is worth the living, because he lives,” life not in an abstract manner, the very source and cause of life in all its meaning and fullness comes to make his home in us: Christ is Life. Today’s Gospel proclamation says that our Lord comes to heal and restore life, and more importantly our withered, fractured souls which lay hidden to the world. 22 years ago on this day broken, withered souls caused much harm as we remember the attacks of 9/11 on New York City. But as we continue to be- lieve in faith that Christ is in us and that his desire and intention is that we transform into life in all its fullness, let us hope from that place of knowing that when we speak Jesus over ourselves first, then we speak healing and life into the world.

Prayer: Abba Father, help me find life in all its fullness in your beloved Son Christ our Lord. Amen.

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