Our family, not perfect, but loving and welcoming … 27-May-2018

From the Desk of Father David

Dear Friends in Christ,

As we read in Genesis chapter 1 verse 27, “God created man in His image; in the Divine image He created him; male and female He created them.”  Have you ever pondered what it means to be created in the image of God?  It has so many meanings. To be in the image of God reminds us that we are called to create, to love, heal, be reconcilers, and the list goes on.  This Sunday as we focus on the Holy Trinity, we recall that God is a community, three persons but one God.  Their bond is pure love.  In the Scriptures we see them all working together to bring about our salvation.  Since we are in the image of God, today we recognize our need for community that loves and accepts us.  We do so many things because we want to belong.  I hope that when you come to Church you realize that you belong here.  It is not like all the other places you go.  Church is your home.  The place where your Father invites you to the greatest meal, the Eucharist.  You will be nourished by Jesus’ word, body and blood which is made possible by the Holy Spirit.  I pray that you realize you are a vital member of God’s family.  May we recognize the great gift of belonging and help those we meet to recognize the family they are looking for is here at Fourteen Holy Helpers.  Not perfect, but loving and welcoming.

Holy Trinity help us to reflect Your image into the world by accepting Divine love and sharing it with all those we meet.  May those who feel they don’t belong in this world, know that they are not a mistake but have a home in the Church.

 

In Christ’s love,

Fr. David

 

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