Contemporary Thoughts is published weekly in St. John the Baptist Catholic Church Bulletin and on the St. Thomas Aquinas High School website. All articles are written by Monsignor Vincent T. Kelly.
From the Pastor's Desk
“Hey, I made it!"
Well, folks, I'm out now, enjoying the good life. Funny, once I was born I didn't give too much thought to those coming after me through the delivery channel. I had it made and so I dwelt on myself- neglecting others. Amazingly, I forgot that I barely made it out the womb while society was saying, "We don't want any more intruders. They'll take from our life's supply."
Thoughtlessly, I meandered through the years and gave little attention to twho came on earth and who left. I was focusing on myself. The culture of my time is to indulge now and pay no attention to what lies ahead.
Then things began to happen in my life. Parents died, friends became sick, relationships failed around me, and conflict arose over large and small things. I began to sober up and realize that one day, a long time ago, I was sent through the passage way to enter life, not for selfish indulgence, but to help others, the young and old, especially.
People came and went. But the pipeline for coming was being disrupted. Some misguided persons were blocking the entry avenue by aborting the fetuses. How could they do that? Why would they do that? They have no authority to be the judges of entry any more than exit. Didn't they realize that it is God alone who has the power over life? Wow! Taking on God is rather dangerous, don't you think? After all, He made all things and expects accountability from everyone. Be proactive then and help all those seeking entry to God's life at this time, who some day hope to achieve eternal happiness. Just imagine we can give a lifeline to hundreds or even thousands of infants seeking earthy passage.
What a life we will have lived if we save others' lives! God will surely welcome us to the eternal kingdom. Why didn't someone tell us this before? They did. We were busy. Now let's all help new life.
Fr. Vincent T. Kelly