In the first reading we are told, “We should not stay way from our assembly,” rather, by attending we “must consider how to rouse one another to love and good works.”
At times we all feel a need for encouragement and appreciation. Well, Jesus, in the Gospel tells us, “The measure with which you measure will be measured to you.”
When the Bible speaks of measures, older people and people from other countries are heartened by memories. We recall friendly country storekeepers in their white aprons. In scooping up the grain or peanuts we purchased they would get the measure right,. Then they’d dig in for another scoop just for “Good measure.”
Our gatherings should have a warm wholesomeness that sends folks home smiling, and quite ready for another day.