Lent is a very special time – a time of preparation for Easter. The power of Lent forces us to confront two important truths, truths we are very good at avoiding and ignoring.
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I would say that there is no commandment of Jesus which has caused so much discussion and debate as the commandment to love our enemies. Note that Jesus isn’t telling them just to passively tolerate them, but to actively do kind things for them.
As Catholics, for too long we underestimated the presence of God in the Sacred Scriptures. We can be sure that each time we read the Scriptures or hear the Scriptures proclaimed in the liturgy, God’s spirit is dynamically at work. God’s Word is living and true as inspired by the Holy Spirit.
As Catholics, we believe that the Eucharist is the Body, Blood, Soul and Divinity of our Lord Jesus Christ. It is the gift that fulfills our Lord’s words to us when He said: “I will be with you always, even until the end of time.”
Friends, please be assured that I will continue to minister to this wonderful parish community with zeal and love and work hard to ensure that the sacramental needs of our parish are adequately provided for.
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How many of us have felt the same interminable wait for a simple prayer to be answered much less the promises of salvation to be fulfilled? Surely the people of Nazareth, upon hearing Jesus’ announcement in the temple that He was the fulfillment of Isaiah’s prophecies of the coming of a Messiah, must have thought: Sorry, Bud, it’s too little, too late. But what they—and most of us—fail to realize is that we will never have to wait again.
Friends, the signs that we see in today’s Gospel are meant to get an important message across. As you begin a new week, allow the first of Jesus’ SIGNS to stay with you this week. Follow the example of Mary. Have faith and trust even when you don’t understand. If you want Jesus to turn water into wine in your life, you’ve got to provide Him with the stone jars.
This weekend, the Church provides us with an opportunity to explore the significance of the most primordial sacrament of the Church, the Sacrament of Baptism. Friends, Baptism is about belonging to God!
This weekend’s celebration of the Feast of the Epiphany of the Lord grips our attention with the flickering light of a star. A star, as we hear in the Gospel of Matthew, that led the magi to the newborn king, the infant Jesus.