July 21.  Bruce commented, “When one looks around different parishes or parish groups there seem to be a lot more older people than younger ones involved in parish life. Even some of our priests are rather long in the tooth.  Do we really have the energy and enthusiasm to try new things that the young ones are so good at?  But it seems to me that they do good things but often operate outside of the church? 

Scripture:   Jesus spoke in parables. “You shall have eyes but not see. This people’s heart has grown dull and their ears heavy of hearing. Matt 13:10-17.   Pope Francis: The pain, uncertainty and fear, and the realization of our own limitations, brought on by the Covid pandemic, have only made it all the more urgent that we rethink our styles of life, our relationships, the organization of our societies and above all, the meaning of our existence.   FT 33