Feast of Saint Andrew, Apostle
There is no distinction between Jew and Greek;
the same Lord is Lord of all,
enriching all who call upon him.
For everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved.
Rom 10: 12-13
Don’t we love to make distinctions – who’s “in” and who’s “out”. Even in this letter to the Romans, Paul deals with the fact that there are some folks are having difficulty with being inclusive. The Lord often in the Gospel is reaching out to those who have been excluded. Who have we excluded in our life? Who are we on the “outs” – family members, coworkers, neighbors? Perhaps today we can reach out to them. Ask the Lord to help you.
Lord our God, help us to prepare for the coming of Christ your Son. May he find us waiting, eager in joyful prayer.