Thursday, February 24, 2011

Making Way for the Gospel

What a winter of snow and cold this has been!  For the three of us Sinsinawa Dominicans living in Kentucky it has been more like living in Chicago or Milwaukee.  Sister Pat Sullivan, who is new to Kentucky, keeps asking us if it is always like this in winter.  No, definitely not!

These winter months Sr. Geri Hoye and I have been traveling the Diocese of Owensboro facilitating Listening sessions.  These Listening Sessions will give input to our Bishop and the Planning Committee as they develop a five-year strategic plan for the Diocese.  It is always good to re-evaluate how we are doing as Church in carrying out the mission of Jesus.  How is the Good News being proclaimed in word and action?  How are the poor being cared for?  Is the voice of the Church strong on issues of justice?  Is our worship as parish beautiful and meaningful?

We need to remember that our Baptism calls us to love and to help bring God’s reign of justice and peace here and now.  Jesus’ Sermon on the Mount (Matthew chapters 5-7), which we hear on these winter Sundays, shows us the way.
Georgia Acker, OP  
Bowling Green, KY

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