FROM US TO GOD NEW YORK CITY, 2016 God in your holy word Paul asked his friend Timothy, his peeps (aka faith community at Ephesus) to give thanksgiving as they pray for those in authority. So there must also be a prayer request you are sending me today. O.K., but God, cut me a little slack; I’m having a hard time with the thanksgiving part.
Here are some basic interconnected points from the homily of this past Labor Day Mass: As members of one world, each of us, therefore, has the responsibility to better that world. Labor union is a good example of solidarity in the workplace to build a better world, a better economy in which the dignity of workers is respected and decent wages and benefits are paid. As we endeavor to build a better external world, we need to look inside ourselves to change as necessary to create a better heart and spirit within us so that goodness might flow from our interior lives.