Wednesday of the Nineteenth Week of Ordinary Time

Today’s readings

The Catholic notion of salvation is not a private thing; it’s not just “me and Jesus.”  We are to come together to salvation because that is God’s will: that all be saved.  Today’s Scriptures speak of conciliation, repentance, and the responsibility of the Church to lead people to reconciliation with God and community.  We are responsible for one another, and if we don’t bring people back to Christ and back to the Church, we will ultimately have to answer for it.  Where two or more are gathered in the name of Jesus, he is with them.  And I don’t know about you, but that’s where I want to be.