St. Albert the Great Newman Center, a Roman Catholic community at New Mexico State University, as a family of faith, welcomes everyone to encounter Jesus Christ through Word, Worship, Community, and Service.
Guided by the Holy Spirit, we are changed for the better and sent forth as disciples of Christ to continue his work in the world.
November 24, 2013
This weekend the church celebrates the very important feast day, solemnity, of Christ the King. I'm reminded of a beautiful prayer that's attributed to the late Archbishop Oscar Romero, that's entitled, Prophets of a Future Not Our Own, this is some of what he says:
"It helps now and then to step back and take a long view. The kingdom is not only beyond our efforts, it is even beyond our vision. We accomplish in our lifetime only a small fraction of the magnificent enterprise that is God’s work. Nothing we do is complete, which is another way of saying that the kingdom always lies beyond us. No statement says all that could be said. No prayer fully expresses our faith. No confession brings perfection. No pastoral visit brings wholeness. No program accomplishes the Church’s mission. No set of goals and objectives includes everything.
This is what we are about: We plant the seeds that will one day grow. We water seeds already planted, knowing that they hold future promise. We lay foundations that will need further development. We provide yeast that produces effects far beyond our capabilities."
As we celebrate the kingdom of God, present in our parish community, let us continue the great work that has been handed on to us.
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