Be careful how you build
Of course, life is always a process of building and rebuilding: as a world, as a nation, as a family, as individuals, and even as a Church.
The words of Saint Paul in today’s second reading (1 Corinthians 3:9c-11, 16-17) need to be considered seriously by each of us as we build and rebuild: as individuals, as members of families, as members of parishes and local congregations, as members of society, and as members of the Church.
You are God’s building.
According to the grace of God given to me,
like a wise master builder I laid a foundation,
and another is building upon it.
But each one must be careful how he builds upon it,
for no one can lay a foundation
other than the one that is there,
namely, Jesus Christ.