A Penitent Blogger

Mindful of my imperfections, seeking to know Truth more deeply and to live Love more fully.

Quid sum miser tunc dicturus? Quem patronum rogaturus? Cum vix iustus sit securus?
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Sunday, November 09, 2008

Be careful how you build

The news these days is full of stories about building and rebuilding: building a new administration in the United States as well as rebuilding personal and national economies.

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.