As the leaves change colors and we move into the autumn season, it is a reminder that time continues to march onward. The events of life can fill our days to the point where we don't see how rapidly the years are going by us. Then a brief stop to look at the beauty of nature can serve as a reminder. Yes, there are more years in my rear view mirror than what are left in front of me. How am I fulfilling God's calling in my life?
Yesterday's readings challenge us to persevere and to be persistent in prayer. The homilist at St. Margaret Mary Church in Omaha invited us to review our prayer life from four perspectives: (A) on the run prayer; (B) personal prayer; (C) communal prayer; and (D) liturgical prayer. The homilist admonished us that if we start slacking in any one of the four areas it will impact the other areas as well. It was a thought-provoking analysis.
Bottom line--persevere in prayer so the Son of Man finds faith on earth when He returns.