Thirty-Third Sunday of Ordinary Time – Year C

I know what the end times are like.

I know the feelings, the anxiety, the worry, the chaos, being overwhelmed, trying to keep my head above water, sleepless nights, restlessness.

Yes, I know what the end is like – the end of the semester, that is.

I’m not that far removed from college and grad school, all the papers, additional assignments, all coming at once.

Certainly it can feel like the end of our world.

This Day in Province History: November 15, 1968

Fr. John McKniff, the lone Augustinian ministering in Cuba for over seven years, left that country on a Russian place bound for Mexico, intending to return after a three-month rest and medical attention. His application for re-entry was denied.

 

Augustine For Today

November 15 – SAINT ALBERT THE GREAT

“How wonderful will be our happiness in heaven! Our undying body will be freed from the need to perform the ordinary tasks of this life. Who can describe the beauty of our bodies in that new life? Just imagine how they will act in that place where there is nothing ugly! Whatever our spirits decide will be accepted happily by our bodies. And our spirits will not be tempted to choose anything unbecoming either for themselves or for their friends, their bodies. We shall have perfect peace because there will be nothing inside or outside of us to cause upset. All of our parts will be drawn to praise the Lord. Our whole being will become one magnificent organ striking melodies in praise of the wonderful artist who made us inside and out and placed us at the center of the overpowering structure of this universe, a universe that will ravish us with its beauty.”

City of God 22.30