(St. Simon and Jude, Apostles)
“Brothers and sisters: You are no longer strangers and sojourners,
but you are fellow citizens with the holy ones and members
of the household of God,” Eph 2:19-22
Something happened. It may have been a funny look, or a word, or an act
that alienated the two of you. Maybe it was done unconsciously or maybe
even on purpose. But because of it, you have become strangers to one another.
You thought they knew you. You thought you knew them well enough,
that such a small matter to one of you would never have caused such separation.
But separate you are, forever.
Then along comes Jesus.
Along comes Peter and Paul, Simon and Jude, Bartholomew and Matthew,
Andrew, James, John, Philip, Thomas, James the son of Alphaeus,
and even Judas Iscariot, to teach us a lesson in forgiveness or a lesson in
how to speak a word of Love and offer compassion when we’ve oopsed in what
we’ve said or done to hurt others.
Jesus died in that we might be reunited with God and one another,
brothers and sisters.
Don’t let his death be in vain.
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