Camp Heartland Cross in snow 2Sacred Writing

“How beautiful will the day when all the baptized understand that their work, their job, is a priestly work, that just as I celebrate Mass at the altar, so each carpenter celebrates Mass at the workbench, and each metalworker, each professional, each doctor with the scalpel, the market woman at her stand, are performing a priestly office!  How many cabdrivers, I know, listen to this message there in their cabs;  you are a priest at the wheel, my friend, if you work with honesty, consecrating that taxi of yours to God, bearing a message of peace and love to the passengers who ride in your cab.”

–  Archbishop Oscar Arnulfo Romero


Dear Lord,

Wherever we are today, whatever we do, whomever we speak to – in all these things, make us agents of your peace and grace.   May our co-worker, our neighbor, the person behind the cash register at Walgreens or Subway, a family member — may they all sense from us that Christ makes a difference.  May each encounter today give us an opportunity to explore, taste, claim and proclaim what it means to be a follower of our Lord.