Ordinary Time, 14th Sunday. God has created us to serve. Having a master gives us purpose and keeps us from becoming aimless and depressed. Serving the greatest Master makes us all we were meant to be; serving lesser masters leaves us enslaved. When America declared independence, they understood they were to serve the people and follow God's laws as a nation "under God." Even our newly "independent" government realized we depend on one another, the laws of God, and the international community. God serves us a we serve Him. In serving God we discover true freedom.

(5 July 2015)

Point to Ponder: What enslaves you?

Point to Discuss: Are the freedoms we enjoy as Americans a gift from our government, or inalienable rights that our government respects? Discuss with a friend.