Basically it all boils down to keeping your eyes on God─in all you say and in all you do as you witness your faith belief in the everyday. St. Paul has a bit of advice this weekend for the Thessalonians and for us, too. He talks about working for the kingdom, not burdening others, keep your nose clean, and very important: MYOB, mind your own business!
We have heard in the Word that we do not know when the end will be: either our own personal, physical end on earth, or the end of the world when Jesus will come in glory. As the faithful, we know, however, that the end times will be a happy ending in spite of the scary images we hear today. This is because of our covenant with God. Nevertheless, we have to do our part in this covenant. Remember the old saying: “Just because God gives every bird a worm, he does not throw it in the nest!”
The popular teen—kids Christian saying “WWJD─What would Jesus do?” is a good ‘credo’ for our priorities, our behavior and our Christian witness. It is really very simple: follow the advice you hear today, but—Be Not Afraid, and Sing a New Song because the end times will be happy times since we have already been saved! (Saved in one way or another, Soon and Very Soon!) As faith filled and faithful Catholic Christians we can stand secure in the knowledge of our happy ending and our place at the table in heaven.
Just a Note: The St. Aidan Adult Choir has been invited to sing for St. Cecilia (the patron saint of music) today, November 13, at our archdiocesan Cathedral at 3pm this afternoon. Along with 7 other choirs we will be performing in honor of St. Cecelia—and all are welcome to attend this lovely afternoon of good music by different archdiocese’ choirs. We feel honored to participate and hope you will join us and support our work for this lovely event.
Save the Date: Our Advent Pageant: “Cradle, Cross and Crown will take place on Sunday, December 11 at 4:00pm in Church. This is a fund and food raiser for Christmas giving after emptying our Food Pantry for the Thanksgiving holidays. Please come and join us as we celebrate the season and feed those less fortunate.