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Saturday, September 1, 2007

Labor Day Week End

As we begin our Labor Day long week end, let us drive carefully and love one another. Paul, urges us in today's first reading (1 Thessalonians 4:9-11) to "Progress even more, and to aspire to live a tranquil life, to mind your own affairs, and to work with your own hands..." They are to progress in love but Paul has told them that God has taught them to love one another.
We, too, have been taught to love one another, but there is always room for progress! If we live a tranquil life and mind our own affairs and do our work, we will have peace and spread peace, but only if we love one another!
The Gospel shows us how we are expected to use the gifts God gives us. What are my gifts and how am I using them? What gift am I neglecting?

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