Bishop Edward Rice of the Diocese of Springfield – Cape Girardeau, during his homily this morning, called to mind the desire we have to belong. We have been reflecting on this all weekend, and Bishop Rice reminded us that we as humans have this desire to belong to something bigger than ourselves. For us as Catholics, we belong to Christ.
Bishop Rice pointed out that no one likes being an outsider and if we don’t feel like we belong to a group, we can feel unwanted and unloved. He then reminded us of the sacrament that immediately brings us into Christ and his Church. At our Baptism, we are immediately incorporated into the life of Christ. Bishop Rice reminded us that we no longer belong to ourselves, we belong to Christ.