07-03-18 Catholic Daily Mass Quotes

July 3, 2018
(St. Thomas, Apostle)
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, built upon the foundation of the Apostles and prophets, with Christ Jesus himself as the capstone.

Through him the whole structure is held together and grows into a temple sacred in the Lord; in him you also are being built together into a dwelling place of God in the Spirit.  Eph_2:19-22

Ever enter a new Church or visit one while on a vacation and feel as though you were a total stranger and unwelcome in a strange land?

I’ve been to those.  And yet, I’ve also been to those where I felt completely welcome.  You see, as Catholics we should always feel welcome wherever we go.  We will, at least, be very familiar with the liturgy.  But what about the people?  What about the “Body” that St. Paul so often speaks about?

Now take those feelings back to your own Church.  Are we, ourselves, welcoming to the stranger?  Do we judge by their dress or their level of comfort there?  Maybe they too feel unwelcome in our Churches.  You know, we CAN make the difference, not only to the stranger, but even to the every-week Mass attendee.  Let the Spirit of Christ enliven our welcomes, beloved, so that ANYONE who comes, visitor or new parishioner, into our “house” will be excited to come back and truly become One in body with us and with Jesus!

May God bless us and keep us always in His love!

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About Joe Puglis

Hello and welcome to ColorMe4Life and Whispers to the Wind. My name is Joe Puglis and these websites encompass various aspects of my life. From the backgrounds of grocery store proprietor, to research chemist, to manager, carpet dyer and Catholic deacon you'll find a cornucopia of colors here, the Colors of Life. Most dear to my heart is my love of God, my awesome family, and you, beloved. Thank you for visiting. Please come back again. And feel free to visit the links in all pictures and hyper-linked words. These are always hand selected to go with the topic of discussion and kept as absolutely clean as possible. Also, I apologize for any links that have been removed by their owners. In time I try to replace them or update them. Hope you enjoy. May God bless YOU always, in Christ's love! Joe
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