Pastor’s Reflection for April 30, 2017
We are in the Easter season where we celebrate the resurrection of Jesus from the dead. Because of this great event, we now have the hope of eternal life. As we experienced during Divine Mercy last Sunday, it is out of God’s mercy that we have been redeemed. We are on a journey to our heavenly homeland. What a glorious day it will be to see Jesus face to face. Death is no longer to be feared for it is a passage way to eternal life due to the resurrection of Jesus.
This part of a sermon by St. Augustine is good for reflection:
We see the lovers of this present transitory life strive so hard for it, that when the fear of death looms up they do everything they can, not to eliminate death but simply to put it off. The pains a person will take, the trouble he will endure when death looms ahead, running away, going into hiding, giving everything he has and paying his ransom, struggling, enduring all sorts of torments and afflictions, bringing in doctors and whatever else a person can do! But notice how one can take endless pains and spend all of his means in order to live a little longer; but when it comes to living forever, he can do nothing. If so much care and labor then is spent on gaining a little additional length of life, how ought we to strive after life eternal? And if those people who try in every possible way to put off death are thought to be wise, even though they can only live a few days longer, how foolish are they who live in such a way that they lose the eternal day?
Please keep our second grade class in prayer as they will be receiving First Holy Communion on Saturday, May 6, at 10 a.m. and 1:00 p.m.
As a reminder, we will be having our monthly Healing Mass this Wednesday, May 3, beginning at 7:00 p.m. with the recitation of the rosary.
I will be available for confession this week on Monday, May 1, from 2:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.
May Jesus continue to shepherd you in all of your needs.
God love you,