There is a reason why we are called community. We come to the church, we gather around the table of the Lord, we listen together to the Words of God, we are fed with Christ's Body and Blood not only as an individual Christian but as a Body of Christ. Collectively, we are receiving Jesus in the Eucharist. So we come to the Lord carrying the concern of our neighbors, we come to the Lord offering the burdens of people who are not with us in the church. We come as a community and this is why Jesus said in the gospel, "Where there are two or three who gather in my name, I am in the midst of them." As we build our faith community, each of us lays down the foundation that is centered in God’s love - one stone at a time.
When Saint Francis of Assisi was called by God to live the gospel, he heard a command: “Come, build my church.” I would like us to ponder those words. This is what God is telling us today - “come” and “build” the “church.” We will reflect more of these three words in my next Sunday’s homily. I hope to see you all next week.
God bless you and have a wonderful week ahead!