Pastor’s Reflection for November 22, 2015
Today, we celebrate the feast of Christ The King. This signifies the end of our liturgical year proclaiming Jesus as King of all creation. If Jesus is King, then we are His servants called to carry out His sovereign will. As His followers, we are called to love God as our first relationship and to love His ways of love towards one another. These are the two great commandments given to us by our King. Can you imagine what this world would be like if every person on the earth lived their lives loving God and one’s neighbor? We witness the insanity of people taking innocent lives for irrational motives. We pray that we all come under the rule of Jesus who reigns to shed His light, love and peace on all people.
This week we celebrate Thanksgiving. It is a day to give thanks for our blessings. Of course as a Christian, every day is Thanksgiving for we are blessed with so many gifts from God. In fact, the first prayer of the day should be one of thanksgiving, for each day is a gift from God. We are blessed with food, shelter, clothing, freedom, electricity, running water, and all the comforts of life. I just think of all the refugees that are in the world today and the conditions that they are living under. Can you imagine fleeing your home with just a few possessions? Unfortunately many tend to focus on what they don’t have and live miserable lives. May we all develop an attitude of gratitude for it will make our lives more enjoyable being aware of the many blessings we have. It pleases our heavenly Father when we acknowledge and thank Him who is the source of all our blessings.
On Thanksgiving Day we will have two Masses; 6:45 a.m. and 8:30 a.m. At the 8:30 a.m. Mass, I will bless your food and drink so you may place them on the altar steps before Mass. I will make sure that Caleb does not have a feast with the food that is present.
I am available for confession on Monday, November 23, from 3:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
May Jesus continue to shepherd you in all of your needs.
God love you,