The Church of Saint Agnes

1680 Dixie Highway, Fort Wright, KY 41011

The Church of Saint Agnes
1680 Dixie Highway, Fort Wright, KY 41011

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4th Week of Easter

Date: 
Mon, 04/27/2015
Author: 
Rev. Msgr. Donald Enzweiler

The proof is in the pudding, so to speak.

Words expressing love and concern are empty

until they are shown true in action.

The moment of truth

is when the wolf appears at the door.

 

God loves this world.

Jesus is the proof.

In the face of the ugliest of human cruelty

in the face of the darkness of death

Jesus does not abandon the cause of salvation.

 

When it comes dirty work

there are two types of people:

those who choose it for a greater good

and those who do everything in their power to avoid it

refuse to get their hands dirty

gladly paying someone else to tend to the unpleasant details.

 

When there is no appreciation for the dirty work,

life becomes twisted, purpose becomes selfish and pompous,

hearts become haughty, minds become narrow,

and Christian charity becomes empty.

 

My hat comes off to those

who muck around in sanitation plants

who wash the bottoms of the elderly and sick

who clean up fatal accident scenes

who embalm the bodies of the dead

who adopt children who are mentally and physically handicapped.

 

The Passion, the way of the Cross

was heavy duty dirty work.

When the wolf was at the door

Jesus didn’t abandon the sheep.

 

As a way of imitating Christ

may we be willing

to do our share of the dirty work.

By doing so

we will receive blessings from the Lord.

 

“Fill us with your love, O Lord, that we not excuse ourselves

from the messiness of life.”