May 23

05-23-2020(Being) Catholic MattersDavid Lins

Today’s Readings: ACTS 18:23-28 PS 47:2-3, 8-10 JN 16:23-28

Today, we hear the story of Apollos. He was an eloquent speaker. He was an authority on the Scriptures. He had been instructed in the Way of the Lord. He had ardent spirit. He spoke and taught accurately about Jesus.

We are told all these things about this man. Then what happens?

Priscilla and Aquila hear him. They immediately take him aside and explain the Way of the Lord more accurately. He listens. He learns. He exhibits humility. He goes on to do great things for the Faith.

Let’s face it. Most people with the means to live anywhere near Our Lady of Joy, have been successful in some way. Many have (or have had) education and influence. So this reading should resonate.

No matter how successful or influential we become, if we wake up above the dirt, there will always be more we can learn about the Lord.

David is the Director of Faith Formation at Our Lady of Joy. If you have comments or questions, send your emails to

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