Reflect for a moment

From the Desk of Father David

Dear Friends in Christ,

              The Pandemic experience is so unique because it effects people so differently and it seems to be constantly changing.  These challenging times are calling us to a way of thinking and acting.  First, we need to be beseeching God constantly for His intervention in assisting our world and helping those seeking cures.  Second, life is very uncertain and needs to be handled with times of reflection and prayer.  Reflection to help us see our lives through the eyes of God, thereby knowing what is really important and letting the illusions slip away. Thirdly, we need each other.  A parishioner was reflecting upon her life during the depression.  She said, “Even though we didn’t always know where our next meal was coming from, her mother gave food to every beggar who knocked on the door.  Sometimes it was only bread and butter.”  She went on to tell me among most people there is a willingness to help others.  I believe it is this attitude and with Almighty God’s help that we will safely make it through these challenging times.

Where do we begin?  We begin by asking the Lord Jesus to renew us with the Divine love of the Holy Spirit.  There is too much at stake not to allow the Lord Jesus to heal all our wounds.  In her talk, Sr. Miriam James Heidland, SOLT states the best gift we can give others is to ask God to heal our wounds.  I believe she is right.  With our wounds healed we begin to live the life Jesus offers us abundantly.  Our healings will have a rippling effect touching the lives of others.   This Lent, there is too much at stake for us not to allow Jesus to heal us completely.  Your transformation in Christ might save a family member, friend or even a stranger because we do not know how far the rippling effects will reach.

Please take a few moments now and ask Jesus to begin the healing process and to show you what He would like you to do this Lent.  After you pray just sit with God and let Him pour His love all over you.

St. Joseph, pray for us!

Peace and healing,

Fr. David

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