This morning I went to Mass at St. Brendan the Navigator in Shallotte, North Carolina. It was one of the nicest Liturgies that I have attended in a long time. The sense of parish community was palpable and there were so many people there. It was wonderful to be with all ages and witness the participation of all. As I listened to St. Luke's Gospel and the homily I was reflecting on the theme of discipleship. While I was listening I found myself recalling David Haas' song, "We Are Called." I share the words. May we live this day and every day knowing that we are all called to be disciples of Jesus and that we have much work to do in our troubled world!
Come! live in the light! Shine with the joy and the love of the Lord!
We are called to be light for the kingdom, to live in the freedom of the city of God!
Refrain: We are called to act with justice. We are called to love tenderly.
We are called to serve one another, to walk humbly with God.
Come! Open your heart! Show your mercy to all those in fear!
We are called to be hope for the hopeless, so all hatred and blindness will be no more!
Sing! Sing a new song! Sing of that great day when all will be one!
God will reign and we'll walk with each other as sisters and brothers united in love!