And so how can we make a difference? Simply by sharing God's gifts - time, talent, treasures. We could could sit with an elderly person for an hour and talk over a cup of tea. Did it change the world? No, but it made a difference in that person's life, and our own. Amen.
Today's Gospel - Matthew 25:1-13 is in part about being ready for the second coming of Jesus Christ. Mass, Sacra-ments, Scripture, and Prayer are the fuel for our lamps. And we in turn are Lights of Christ for our families and friends who are not so ready. Amen.
In an environment away from the hustle and bustle of daily life we can be in full contact with our inner being and God's movements there. It is certainly not wasted time and it produces great peace and joy. Try it. Amen.