Today was our “Mass of the Holy Spirit” at CBC, and so the readings were not of the day. The first reading was from the prophet Ezekiel, 36:22a, 26-28. The second reading was from Saint Paul’s Letter to the Romans, 8:26-27. The Gospel Reading was from Saint John, 14:15-17.
Why do we go to Mass? Why are we here? These questions can really haunt us when things are not going so well. These are questions that young people in particular are asking. With so much brokenness, why does it matter if I am here? What do I do when there is brokenness in my family, in my friends, in the world? Where is God? And why does it matter if I believe in God or not? What happens? At the start of the school year, this is a good time to seek God’s gifts, the gifts of the Holy Spirit.