The tempter in the garden promised Eve and Adam that if they disobeyed God’s command they would “become like gods.” Human history is filled with people’s attempt to become like gods, accumulating power or money or fame, as well as the disappointment and tragedy that follow these attempts. Yet, in the gospel, Jesus tells us that our call is exactly to become like God, just in a very different way. Jesus tells us to love our enemies, pray for our persecutors. What happens if we do that? You will be children of the Most High, for He Himself is kind to the ungrateful and the wicked. We are all called to become like God: Be merciful, just as your Father is merciful. Is this easy? No. Is it worth it? Absolutely. Each mass is a renewal of God’s mercy and love for us, and a call to follow Christ as a people of mercy. God bless and keep you! Fr. Bobby
"Jesus keeps knocking on our doors, the doors of our lives. He doesn't do this by magic, with special effects, with flashing lights and fireworks. Jesus keeps knocking on our door in the faces of our brothers and sisters, in the faces of our neighbors, in the faces of those at our side." Pope Francis
@ArchbishopGomez: Friends, we need to practice the corporal and spiritual works of mercy - seeking contact with our Lord through serving others.