Pastor’s Reflection for August 7, 2016
As you can see by our front cover on this week’s bulletin, this is our Bible Camp. We are having two weeks due to the number of applicants. The past week was our first group. The whole theme is that Jesus is the light. There is no darkness that has power over the light. The light is stronger.
I came across this reflection by Fr. Michael Peterson which gives a good teaching about being children of the light.
Have you ever driven in a rainstorm at night? Or a blizzard? I was once in rural South Dakota during a blizzard. It was dark and the falling snow was mesmerizing. I wondered, “Who will rescue me if I drive in the ditch?” Fortunately, I came up to a truck and followed; its taillights guided me. But it soon turned onto a different road, and I was alone again. Later, a car came up from behind and followed me. I was white-knuckled realizing that I was now responsible for both of us. The spiritual lesson in this? Lights of any kind are life-saving in the many storms we face. Light is salvation. Sometimes, we experience the light of other people. At other times, we are called to be a light for others. It is not the amount of darkness in our world that matters. It is how we stand as light in that darkness that makes all the difference.
May all of us allow the light of Jesus to shine through us. As followers of Jesus, we are children of the light.
I will be available for confessions this week on Wednesday, August 10, from 3:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
May Jesus continue to shepherd you in all of your needs.
God love you,