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Memorial of Sts. Joachim and Anne, parents of the Blessed Virgin Mary

My dear encountered couples:

We are living at a time in history when many things are going on that we can tune into and hear about on radio or watch on TV. Is more happening these days than ever before, or is it that the means of communication make it possible for people to hear about it more than ever before? Probably a bit of both. There are more people on earth now doing things, and more avenues of communication to let us know about them. Members of the press are always gathering information, 60 minutes and CNN are continually investigating. Never know when they might knock at our doors looking for answers to their many questions. And most of us are eager to hear and see what they find out.

How interested are we in the happenings in the invisible world of God? There’s a lot going on there, you know. And just one of God’s doings is certainly more important than all the activities of the human race lumped together. We especially should be interested in the doings of God in our own personal lives. People who lived at the time of Jesus were lucky, especially his disciples; they could hear and see what God was doing first hand.

“Blest are your eyes,” Jesus told them, “because they see and blest are your ears because they hear. I assure you, many a prophet and many a saint longed to see what you see but did not see it, to hear what you hear but did not hear it.”

Jesus came to give all of us a glimpse of what is going on in God’s world, in God’s mind. Anyone interested can read in the Bible what he told us; we can get in touch with God personally through prayer. That is what you are doing right now here in this church. The doings of people in the world are interesting and some are important for you. But nothing is more important for you than God’s activities in your life. Always be interested in the most important things first. Try to hear and see God.

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