Friday, July 30, 2021

Jesus, The Bread Of Life, Offers Life Everlasting If We Say Yes And Follow Him!

As Catholic disciples, we have received the most precious gift we could ever have with Jesus’ proclamation that He is the Bread of Life who takes away the sins of the world and offers to each of us everlasting life, if we say yes and follow Him.  He has proven this to be true by all that He did while in the flesh on earth by teaching, healing, dying and rising in obedience to the will of God, the Father, and out of love for those the Trinity created.  What more do we need from God to believe and trust in Him?  The simple answer: Nothing!

Friday, July 23, 2021

God Feeds Us With Food For Our Body And Soul

 Though I awake hungry each morning, I no longer have the voracious appetite I once had as a child or younger man when it comes to sustenance.  What I do hunger for is more knowledge, wisdom, understanding and spirituality for my mind and soul to cope with a world that has so many needs on both a personal level and in areas of social justice.

Friday, July 16, 2021

Jesus, Our Good Shepherd, Takes Care Of Us So We Can Take Care Of Others!

As an ordained clergyman I have been given faculties as a deacon that put me in a position to be a shepherd to those in need as authorized by the bishop to whom I report or the auxiliary bishops and priests with whom I work.
  It is at times daunting, but mostly rewarding based upon the outcome of the involvement from those with whom I interface.

Friday, July 9, 2021

We Are Summoned And Sent To Share God’s Message, To Help All To Be Strong And To Be Present To Those In Need!


Recently, while picking up a few items in a local grocery store, I met a fellow parishioner who shared how blessed she felt by God in her life.  I don’t often receive unsolicited information about one’s feelings, much less a positive affirmation of God’s presence.  It was both refreshing and gave me joy to know that this person was willing to reach out in the way she did.

Friday, July 2, 2021

When I Am Weak, It Is Then That I Am Strong!

Being an ordained deacon does not provide me with a leg up, so to speak.  I am challenged daily as everyone else who espouses Christianity as the faith of their choice.  My temptations are no less and my struggle with giving in to sin is a difficult choice at times, depending on the decision I am given to make.  The difference for me is remembering the pain when in the past I have given in and the disappointment I am to God for not living up to my promise to be faithful no matter what the cost.