I recently had the honor of writing a Communion Reflection for a special Mass in my Parish and I wanted to share it with you. Its called I Believe:
The world today is a horrible place,
It is filled with hate, jealousy, ego, contempt and sin.
We have seen incredible technologic advancements;
Yet so many have forgotten the simple message Jesus Christ shared;
“Love one another, as I have loved you”.
Our pulpits have gone quiet, our hearts grow colder and our Churches empty.
We all look around for others to do something, but are fearful to rise up ourselves,
We look toward man for answers and to cure the world.
We look for a leader, yet no one comes.
We ask why has God deserted us? Where is he? Why won’t he help us????
I believe God is always with us,
But today we are too distracted by technology to hear him.
Or we don’t like what he has to say, because it’s too hard,
Or it’s not cool!
I believe God is the ONLY beacon of light and hope for the World,
And without God there is NO HOPE.
I believe when I point my finger for someone else to do something,
I have 3 fingers pointing back at me and I need to make sacrifices.
I believe now is the time we must work harder at peace and love and inspire others.
I believe now is the time to rise up from the dark and make this world a better place.
I believe now is the time to make justice a reality for ALL of God’s children.
I pray that we realize our potential and become God fearing people again.
I pray God gives us the virtues of faith, hope, love and CHARITY.
I pray our hearts melt and we make our parishes and communities a better place.
I pray we learn to forgive others who have wronged us, and learn to love that person.
I have a dream where random acts of kindness become common place.
I have a dream of living in a community where God, his word and commandments are put first.
I have a dream where people not only pray to God, but praise him for everything he has given us.
I have a dream of God doing something unpredictable and uncontrollable every day.
I have a dream that the glory of the Lord shall be revealed,
And ALL flesh shall see it together and be inspired.
It is thru this faith in our loving God, we will be able to hew out of this mountain of despair, and build a stone of hope because.
Today is not the end… today is only the beginning.