Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Quo vadis?

In the apocryphal Acts of Peter, there is a story about the apostle Peter.  As the persecutions of Christians grow in Rome, he is strongly urged by his Christian flock to leave Rome in order to save himself because of his importance as the leader of the Christian faith.  As Peter leaves a gate, he sees Jesus walking towards him and into Rome.  Peter asks Jesus: “Quo vadis, Domine? (Where are you going, Lord?)  Jesus said to Peter, “I am going to Rome to be crucified.”  And, Peter came to his senses and realized that he had to return to Rome where his fate was soon to be crucifixion.  So, he returned to Rome rejoicing and praising the Lord.

Now, let us pose this question at ourselves - quo vadis?  Where are you going?  Where is each of us going in our faith and our faith in action?  Where is it in our daily lives in our actions and in our treatment of ourselves and of others?  Do we go to face our lives rejoicing and praising the Lord?  Fortunately, we do not have to face crucifixion as Peter and the early Christians did.  But, do we live as Christians anyway?

This leads me to next topic in a few days.

But, first, what are your thoughts about this blog?

Let the light of our Lord shine upon you!

REM (Ray Makowski) Co-Founder, Director and Secretary-Treasurer

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