My Dear Friends,
This Sunday, Catholic Christians celebrate the 23rd Sunday in Ordinary Time. In today’s reading from St. Paul to the Romans, we hear, “Owe nothing to anyone, except to love one another; for the one who loves another has fulfilled the law” (Romans 13: 8).
The advice of St. Paul is as relevant today as it was in his time, for debt can negatively affect our lives in many realms such as our mental health, spirituality, family relationships, work, leisure, friendships, and many others. Fortunately, the Bible gives us many sound principles for handling money in a responsible way.
This Monday, Americans remember the terrorist attack on the United States on September 11, 2001. The attacks killed almost 3,000 people and injured 6,000 others. It also made us aware of the dangers of hatred coupled with action. On this day, we should all ask God to give us hearts of peace and love, and the courage to fight bigotry wherever we find it.
Sincerely yours in Christ,
– Father Bob