Friday, December 12, 2014

Could It Be That Good?

Dear Parishioners,

God’s kingdom is as good as Isaiah and Paul and John describe (Isaiah 61:1-2a, 10-11;1 Thessalonians 5:16-24; John 1:6-8, 19-28), and even more when it comes alive in the likes of us. How does that happen? What can God call from us today that would take us through the rest of this Advent journey and beyond with renewed joy and deeper faith?

Here is a simple suggestion: Invite God to free you from whatever is oppressing your soul. For some, it could be guilt over something you did or failed to do. Perhaps you let down a friend or disappointed a parent or hurt your spouse. The Kingdom is so good that God longs for every one of his children to know grace that forgives and restores and liberates. Whatever else you think you have to do between now and Christmas, let God set you free to know deep in your soul how very good this Christian life can be.

- Deacon Robert

“NOTHING is so contrary to charity as pride.”
~ Thoughts of the Cure D’Ars