Friday, March 6, 2015

The Power and Wisdom of God

Dear Parishioners,

Paul’s words to the church in Corinth and to the Church today, “Some demand miraculous signs, and others look for wisdom, but we preach Christ crucified, a stumbling block to some and foolishness to others, but to those whom God has called, Christ is the very power and wisdom of God.” (1Corinthians 1:22-25) It all comes down to trust and faith in the power of God to work even through our weakness, to bring the contagious and transforming power of the Gospel to work in the world.

- Deacon Robert

“The pleasures of art, literature and playing together
with children have been lost. Consumerism has brought
us anxiety and stress, causing people to lose a healthy
culture of leisure. People’s time is swallowed up so people
can’t share it with anyone. Even though many parents
work long hours, they must set aside time to play
with their children; work schedules make it complicated,
but you must do it. Families must also turn off the TV
when they sit down to eat, because even though television
is useful for keeping up with the news, having it on
during mealtime doesn’t let you communicate with each
~ Pope Francis’ “Secrets to Happiness” (#4 of 10)