I have been hearing from a lot of people lately that they hope the second coming is soon because things are a mess right now. We hear cries of division, political unrest, and much more. But the reality is, Jesus has not come yet, he still has work for us to do.
This is what I received from the first reading today. Especially with today being Halloween and tomorrow being All Saints Day, followed by All Souls Day, it’s natural to think about death. Paul even exclaims that death is gain, because we enjoy the beatific vision. But guess what? We aren’t there yet. There is much to do.
Paul says that him remaining in the flesh is more necessary for our benefit, and the same is true for us regarding our family and friends. God has put us in this place of time and history for a reason. So what have we done with our time here? This is a good reminder for us all. If we are to remember our death right now and think about that day, will we be told, “Well done my good and faithful servant?” Or will we be taken by surprise?
There is such great hope in the Lord and until God takes me home, I want to do all I can to bring others to him. I am not always perfect, but striving is the important thing. Let’s all strive for that today and every day. Happy Halloween and from all of us here at Rodzinka Ministry, God Bless!
Tommy Shultz is the Founder/Director of Rodzinka Ministry and the Director of Faith Formation for the North Allegan Catholic Collaborative. In these roles, he is committed to bringing all those he meets into a deeper relationship with Christ. Tommy has a heart and flair for inspiring people to live their faith every day. He has worked in various youth ministry, adult ministry, and diocesan roles. He has been a featured speaker at retreats and events across the country. With a degree in Theology from Franciscan University, Tommy hopes to use his knowledge to help all people understand the beauty of The Faith. Contact Tommy at firstname.lastname@example.org or check out his website at rodzinkaministry.com.