This morning, as I proclaimed this second reading, I thought of the Mass celebrant, Father Jack. I bet he also is looking forward to seeing Jesus, yet we parishioners love and need him. The Archdiocese of Boston needs him.
When you think of it, every Lay Dominican is in the same boat. We are looking forward to meeting Jesus, yet as lay people, we have families and obligations that need us.
The same could be true of all people who take their religion seriously, couldn't it?