Louth, 6th July 2008
Dear brothers and sisters.
I'd like to say just two words.
1. The first word is “who?”.
Who is coming to Jerusalem in the first reading?
Who is victorious?
Who is triumphant and humble?
Who will banish chariots of the enemies and the bow of war?
Who will proclaim peace for the nations?
Who is your king coming to Zion?
Who is prophet Zechariah speaking about?
The answer is only one! Only one…
And you know it very well.
2. The second word is "where?".
Where am I going if I am in trouble?
- to my family?
Where if I am sick?
- to the doctor?
Where am I taking a step being tired?
- to holiday?
Where if I’m in need?
- to financial assistance?
Where if I am alone?
- to my friends?
Where am I going?
Where are you going?
Two thousand years ago, three thousand miles from Louth, one man from Galilee, the son of Mary from Nazareth said without any doubts:
Come to me, all you who labour and are overburdened, and I will give you rest.
Come to me, shoulder my yoke and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart; and you will find rest for your souls.
Come to me, my yoke is easy and my burden light.
Come to me…
We need people.
We need bread. We need water.
Money, holiday, toys and tools.
But first of all and above all we need Jesus Christ.
Do we believe it?
If "yes", we understand the first word: "who?".
If "not", we should repeat the second word: "where?"
- where are we going in our life?