Pastor’s Reflection for February 21, 2016
The weather has been a bit crazy lately. We have spring-like temperatures, then we have snow, bitter temperatures and then back to the 50’s and rain. In other places, it seems like the weather remains the same, check out the weather report for Hawaii. I went on the Website and for the month of February the general forecast was partly sunny, high in the low 80’s, low in the high 60’s. The weather can reflect the way our spiritual relationship is with God. We are pretty much up and down. Some days we are pretty good in the love department, other days are warm and sunny but we quickly can become cold and hurtful. But God, on the other hand, is warm and sunny, day after day after day. During this season of Lent, let us try to be consistent each day with a warm, loving heart in imitation of Jesus. May all that we do or what we stop doing help us to achieve this purpose.
This month’s issue of the Word Among Us offered four spiritual resolutions to help to grow in our relationship with Jesus.
- Spend time each day in personal prayer, praising and thanking God for His love and grace.
- Examine your conscience daily, and repent of any sins that keep you from reflecting God’s presence to others.
- Devote some time each day to reading Scripture and asking the Holy Spirit to speak to your heart.
- Make it a point to participate in the life of the Church through the liturgy and parish involvement.
We installed security cameras in the chapel this past week. A few weeks ago, the poor box was stolen from the chapel. We have had occasional problems with money stolen from the poor box. Since the chapel is open daily with Adoration taking place, this has not been an issue. It is on the weekend, when there is no Eucharistic Adoration, that there seems to be a problem. This is not a major issue, but we decided to be on the safe side and install the cameras. This can also give parishioners who are alone a sense of security.
I will be available for confessions on Wednesday, February 24, from 2:30 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. in addition to The Light Is On For You from 6:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
May Jesus continue to shepherd you in all of your needs.
God love you,