Friday, February 17, 2012

Humbly serving God

Dear Parishioners,

As you read this, I will be in Rome celebrating Archbishop O’Brien’s becoming a Cardinal. What a great honor for our faithful Archbishop! Yet, the least member in the kingdom of heaven is more honored by God. However, Jesus warns us to be careful about honors and recognition, especially seeking them for ourselves. After all, Jesus said, “He who exalts himself shall be humbled, and he who humbles himself shall be exalted.” (Matthew 23:12)

I know Archbishop O’Brien didn’t become a priest in order to become a Cardinal; he came to humbly serve God. May we try to do the same in whatever our state in life.

- Fr. Carl

“What joy it is to know that when
we go out of the house, we are
never alone en route.”
- The Cure D’Ars