First Reading: Genesis 2: 18-24
Second Reading: Hebrews 2: 9-11
Gospel: Mark 10: 2-16
If you were asked to name the person closest to you, it might be a spouse, child, sibling or friend. Those who are introverted by nature might have fewer people in their close circle. But rarely would we find a person who seeks complete isolation. We’re made for togetherness and it’s not good for us to be alone all the time, as the Creator observes after a brief time of human existence.
Today we can pray to keep our family, neighborhood, and faith community intact. Let’s look out for one another, starting with our closest friends and relatives and work outward.
Creator of all, we gratefully thank you for the people you have placed in our lives. Help us to never take them for granted. Let your light be reflected in them and in us. We ask this in the name of Jesus. Amen.
Margie Niemer, OSF