Pastor’s Corner 7/21/2019

Focus on Jesus

The Webster’s New World dictionary defines anxiety as: “a state of being uneasy, apprehensive, or worried about what may happen,” and it defines worry as: “to feel distressed in the mind, be anxious, troubled or uneasy.” In the gospel for this Sunday Jesus says to Martha, “you are anxious and worried about many things. There is only need of one thing. Mary has chosen the better part.”

Martha was anxious and worried that insufficient hospitality was being offered to their honored guest – Jesus. Hospitality was a very important aspect of Jewish life and custom. Still, while not disregarding the importance of hospitality, Jesus asserts the truth underlying hospitality – the guest. Jesus was the guest and Mary was attending to him and listening to him. It is important that we prepare ourselves for Jesus’ visit, especially as we come to the Eucharistic celebration, and once here we must focus on the one we honor and adore – Jesus Christ our Lord. With Jesus as our focus, powerful things happen. May our Eucharistic gatherings focus our lives on Him – Jesus Christ – our honored guest. Peace.

Pastor’s Corner 7/14/2019

In the first reading today Moses says to the people: “If only you would heed the voice of the Lord, your God, and keep his commandments and statutes.” The first part of any vocation story is a relationship with Jesus, and the second is openness to God’s voice. Continue Reading

Pastor’s Corner 6/30/2019

In the Gospel today Jesus says: “No one who sets a hand to a plow and looks to what was left behind is fit for the kingdom of God.” Those last few words caught my attention, “fit for the kingdom of God.” Are you “fit for the kingdom of God?” Continue Reading