Wednesday in the Twenty-Ninth Week of Ordinary Time
Scripture Readings: Eph 3:2-12; Lk 12:39-48
A cardinal delivered an urgent message to Pope Francis, saying, “Holy Father, the Second Coming of Christ is imminent. What should we do?” Pope Francis replied, “Look busy.”
A poet writes, “There’s a king and captain high, and He’s coming by and by, and he’ll find me hoeing cotton when he comes. You can hear his legions charging in the regions of the sky, and He’ll find me hoeing cotton when he comes. There’s a man they thrust aside, who was tortured till He died, and he’ll find me hoeing cotton when he comes. He was hated and rejected, He was scorned and crucified, and He’ll find me hoeing cotton when he comes. When he comes! When he comes! He’ll be crowned by saints and angels when he comes. They’ll be shouting out ‘Hosanna’ to the One that men denied, and I’ll kneel among my cotton when He comes.” 1
We can’t be occupied with religious practices all the time, but we can always be Catholic. That is, what we do can always be in harmony with our faith and hope when we do it with love for the One who comes.
- French E Oliver, 1921; http://manwithblackhat.blogspot.com/2009/11/when-he-comes.html