Sunday, November 10, 2013

From CMMB: Your Weekly Reflection in Prayer 11/10/13

Weekly prayer reflection for Fall
“Lord, the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob; He is not God of the dead, but of the living, for to Him all are alive.” -Luke 20:38
November 10, 2013
32nd Sunday of the YearDear Friends,
Veterans Day is the day we thank and honor all those who served honorably in the military – in war or in peacetime. We distinguish it from Memorial Day by remembering those who died in the service of their country. Both Veterans Day and Memorial Day remind us that the history of humankind has been dotted and marked by the history of wars and violence. They should also remind us that throughout history, men and women have heroically and generously served their country, and have sacrificed their lives for the cause of peace and justice.
Yet even deeper than the reality of war and violence is our faith that God is the God of the living, and that our hope is for peace and justice. This should impel us to lead a life of service and love so that we will be worthy of God’s promise of eternal life and peace in His Kingdom.
Lord God, why do You allow wars and massacres on earth? By what mysterious judgment do You allow innocent people to be cruelly killed? I can only find assurance in the promise that Your people will find peace in heaven, where no one makes war. As gold is purified by fire, so You purify souls by these tribulations, making them ready to be received above the stars in Your heavenly home. -Alcuin of York (c.735-804)

Rev. Peter Schineller, S.J., CMMB Board of Directors
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