Who are you?
Are you married, with kids, worrying for them and commiting to their welfare. Are you divorced? Are you married for the second or even the third time? Are you a single parent struggling to make ends meet, but also hoping to have love in your life again. Are you gay or lesbian? Well if you are you belong with us because you belong to Christ! The Good News is that Christ is the host here today and he welcomes you as part of his body. The words from the Gospel are addressed to you: Peace be with you. 
Are you lonely? Are you a widow? Are you a single man or woman who prefers to have a spouse? Are you disabled or disfigured? Have you ran out of luck? Does your life seem flat? Is your faith on a slow down? Well if you are you belong with us because you belong to Christ! The Good News is that Christ is the host here today and he welcomes you as part of his body. The words from the Gospel are addressed to you: Peace be with you. 
Are you struggling financially? Have you been laid off? Out of work because of down sizing? Does it seem like you can never get it quiet together? Are you at the end of your rope? Well if you are you belong with us because you belong to Christ! The Good News is that Christ is the host here today and he welcomes you as part of his body. The words from the Gospel are addressed to you: Peace be with you. 
Are you struggling with family issues? Have you been a victim of abuse or violence, or a crime? Are you fearful? Have you been convicted of a crime or imprisoned? Do you have a past in which you feel ashamed? Are you homeless or hopeless? Well if you are you belong with us because you belong to Christ! The Good News is that Christ is the host here today and he welcomes you as part of his body. The words from the Gospel are addressed to you: Peace be with you. 
Are you new here? An immigrant maybe? Are you from another faith tradition? Are you full of doubt today? Are you fearful like the disciples were? Has it been a while since you have come to church? None of that matters. Well if you are you belong with us because you belong to Christ! The Good News is that Christ is the host here today and he welcomes you as part of his body. The words from the Gospel are addressed to you: Peace be with you. 
All people of good will are welcome here: that's the real Good News! If you been away you can come back; if you been living in darkness you can come to the light; if you haven't been able to believe without seeing him, look around you, the body of Christ has gathered today. Sinners are welcome, saints too. Everyone is welcome to come to Christ. He is our host.
Adapted from Whole Community Catechesis by Bill Huebsch