Now is the acceptable time
By Greg Zambrano
Are we aware of our time to come to Christ? God is with us throughout our lives. Are we with him?
If we familiarize ourselves with Scripture, the catechism and sacred traditions of the church, we may reach an encounter with God that will take us towards him. In the quiet moments reflecting his truthful infinite dimensions and in the most concealed and restricted part of your soul, he will tell you, “I’m here.”
Our God is with us all of our lives, are we recognizing his approach? Are we accepting his offer of eternal life? Are catechizing our children so they can give an absolute yes to Jesus and reach the same heights as the saints in heaven?
During Catholic Mass when everyone prays out loud, “Holy, Holy, Holy,” I explained to my children that there is an acceptable time to bring down the kneelers. You don’t want to bring them down too early and make loud noises while everyone is praying. But, you don’t want to bring them down too late, either, and conflict with the priest continuing on with prayers.
So, what did I tell my little ones was the acceptable time? It is when everybody else in the church is doing it.
In the rosary’s second joyful mystery, our lady visits her cousin Elizabeth, and both of them are pregnant. While our Lord is there in the womb, taking part in the Visitation, the unborn John the Baptist leap for joy. Elizabeth was joyful because the mother of our savior was in her home.
Mary, mother of God, had her moment of Magnificat, a moment of great revelation through Mary by the Holy Spirit.
2 Corinthians 6:2
2 For he says, “At the acceptable time I have listened to you, and helped you on the day of salvation.” Behold, now is the acceptable time; behold, now is the day of salvation.
Christ is here in the Catholic Church, ready to meet all in the sacraments. Ready to clean our souls with confession, here to feed us with His body and blood.