Wednesday of the Twenty-first Week in Ordinary Time

Today's Mass Readings


I remember typing essays in middle school and being very frustrated because it took me forever to type it up. Many of my classmates could type their essays and papers very fast, not like the turtle. I knew that if I wanted to be fast like them, I had to learn the keyboard and practice, practice, practice. In fact, anything we want to master takes learning and practice…including our faith.

Paul is giving a pep talk to the Thessalonians in the first reading today. It’s easy to see the hardships they’ve endured in this new faith. The Thessalonians have gone through a lot, they have practiced their faith, and they have stuck to it. This is how faith is, it comes with positive effects, as well as some trials. May we be steadfast and firm like the Thessalonians, and practice, practice, practice.

Reflection by Fr. Macario Martinez, OSB

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