Making Time

Dear Parishioners,

How easy is it for us to get caught up in our day-to-day activities? Whether it’s work, taking care of the family, studying or even enjoying free time, we tend to think only about what’s happening today . . . today’s events, today’s problems, today’s needs. We may get completely focused on the here and now, with hardly a thought about anything else.

Do we try to make time for God in our life? As we get caught up in our routines, we may put God aside. We can talk to God at any time of the day. We can ask for God’s help, and we can thank Him for His gifts. This is one way we can be sure to make time for God.

In today’s Gospel, Jesus’s disciples made time for God. They went up the mountain with Jesus to pray. Suddenly, on the mountain, they saw Jesus in a glorified state and He was talking with Moses and Elijah. The disciples were moved by this experience, which happened because they gave the Lord time in the course of their day.

Our days are always filled with various responsibilities and activities. Let’s not forget to give time to God. Then, like the disciples, we can be moved by our experience with the Lord. We can come to recognize the loving presence of God in our life.

Sincerely in Christ,

Father Dominick