Saturday of the Seventeenth Week in Ordinary Time

The rest that is appointed by God is a combination of self-restraint and remission of debt.  This Jubilee is the celebration God wants us to experience.  Herod the tetrarch represents the attempts of men to celebrate, but in a way that is completely foreign to God’s plan.  Celebration is not meant to be a time of self-indulgence or of incurring debt.  Celebration is meant to be a time to  receive what we need from God and providence without frenetic anxious activity.  To receive the release from all debts: forgiveness – that is the true joy of celebration. read more