Saturday, May 23
Faith is not a competitive sport
In communities of faith, it can be hard not to compare yourself to others. Who’s holier? Who gives more time? Who has a deeper prayer life? Who cares more? The problem with these questions is that they aren’t productive; they only lead to judgment and division. Communities grow when you care for one another. A defining value of what it means to be Catholic, according to St. Mary’s Press, is a profound sense of discovering, experiencing, and responding to God in union with other believers—that is, within community. Why not ask how you can help another grow and how they can help you?
Today’s readings: Acts 28:16-20, 30-31; John 21:20-25 (302). “There are also many other things that Jesus did. . . .”