30th Sunday in Ordinary Time

St. Pius X | News
27 Oct 2017

Love God, and love your neighbour. These are the two commandments which Jesus called the foundation of the His disciple’s lives. We fulfill this directive by loving God, and demonstrating that love by loving our neighbour. But who are our neighbour’s? Our neighbour comes in so many remarkable varieties, ranging from delightful to irritating to enraging. It is easy to love the neighbour who picks up your mail and feeds the cat when you are away. It is harder to love the one who blares their music next door at two o’clock in the morning or sells drugs next door with all kinds of people coming and going at all hours of the day or night, giving no peace to the neighbours. The point is that we are neighbours and we are interconnected locally and globally. All we need do is take one day of our life and we can pretty well make connections to many areas of the world through the food we eat, or the clothes we wear, to vehicles we drive, and the equipment we use in our employment. So, this week, we might consider giving some of our time to: Giving a friend flowers, Sharing a meal, Making a phone call, Hugging a child that needs affection, Speaking praise to a teenager, Forgiving an enemy, Saying thank-you. Remember: You don’t stop laughing because you grow old. You grow old because you stop laughing.