Traveling on … Monday, June 3

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Mary and Joseph discover Jesus among the doctors in the Temple.

A Rosary Meditation … The Fifth Joyful Mystery, Finding Jesus in the Temple. “And Jesus advanced in wisdom and age and grace before God and men.” Luke 2:52. Jesus had been lost in the Temple. Well, some thought Him lost. He knew where He was and what He was doing even if others didn’t understand it all yet. After having been found? Now it’s time to go home. Jesus wasn’t really lost. Everyone of us really has been lost. It was Jesus who found us. He knew what He was doing even when we didn’t know what we were doing and didn’t understand any of it because we didn’t realize there was anything to know and understand. “Any of it” being God’s great love for us. So we were lost but now were found. Hmm. Amazing Grace that found a wretch like me. So what’s next? After Jesus was found they, Mary and Joseph, took Him home. They made a trip. That’s what we’re doing right now. It’s a journey of faith. Do we just trudge along? No, we pay attention to the trip and, if we truly follow Christ, advance in wisdom (learning from the rough spots in the road as we travel forward), we grow in age (from age to age grace moves us on), and we grow in grace (which is an evidence of God’s love for us and also our faithfulness towards Him Who is our Goal). The end of our journey of faith brings us where? Home. “And I saw a new heaven and a new earth. For the first heaven and the first earth was gone, and the sea is now no more.” Revelation 21:1.

Today …

St. Adolphus Ludigo-Mkasa

Saint Adolphus Ludigo-Mkasa, also known as Adolofu Mukasa Ludigo (c. 1861 – June 3, 1886), was a Ugandan Roman Catholic martyred for his faith. He was born in the kingdom of Toro in the western part of the country, and became a companion of Carl Lwanga at the court of King Mwanga II. He was one of many Christians put to death by the king between 1885 and 1887; his day of martyrdom, June 3, is remembered as the feast day of the Uganda Martyrs. He went home.

Think … Every earthly city has cemeteries. There are no cemeteries in Heaven.

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