Spiritually we can never be alone
From the Desk of Father David
Dear Parishioners and Friends in Christ,
When we feel isolated and lonely, it helps to remember that it might be true physically, but spiritually we can never be alone. In Saint Paul’s letter to the Romans (8:35-39), Saint Paul asks “who (or what) will separate us from the love of Christ? Then he goes on to mention situations, including death, and concluded that nothing will separate us from the love of God that comes to us through Jesus Christ. With this being true, we should realize that all of us are interconnected with God and each other. Prayer helps strengthen our link to God and when we prayer together we strengthen the bond between us and others. Developing an attitude of thankfulness for others and for life in general does wonders to connect us. What other ways can you think of that help us celebrate being a family?
Our differences should not drive us apart, but bring us together. A good image is an oak tree. The leaves, twigs, small and large branches, bark, trunk, large roots to anchor, small roots to provide nourishment are all different but each one plays an essential role in providing life to the tree. Because of its many parts the tree is able to grow, provide food for animals, shade for people, give off oxygen, and many other benefits. Like the tree we all have a role to play in building a stronger and more vibrant parish and local community. What can you do today to make the world a brighter place?
Jesus please give us the strength and compassion to understand each other, wisdom and love to help each other and trust and patience we need to live peacefully together.
Peace and healings,