19th Sunday in Ordinary Time

St. Pius X | News
9 Aug 2019

For those who believe in God, life is a journey of searching in the valley of shadows and darkness, full of fear and doubts.  Many people are dissatisfied with their present life ~ in terms of this world it does not add up or reach fulfillment.  We see ourselves as strangers and exiles on this earth, pilgrims in search of a homeland and a better country beyond our present situation.  The only beacon of light we have on our passageway is faith.  It is our attempt at solving the dark mystery of where we came from, why we are here, and where we are going.  We believe there is a purpose to life and a divine providence at work within us.  Somehow the hand of God is in action weaving a pattern in and out of our lives, shaping our destiny.  It is God’s world and he knows what he is doing with it.  This is our belief ~ it is our faith.  And faith is a type of window we look through which helps us to see life from a viewpoint beyond this world, enabling us to take God at his word when he makes promises about the future and calls us to be his people, in a special way.  The call from God to go forward into the unknown, moving step by step as light or darkness allows, is made to all of us.  Every day we are presented with opportunities of demonstrating our faithfulness as followers of Christ.  If we avail of them we will be prepared and ready for when the Lord calls, inviting us home.