Pastor’s Weekly Letter

September 27, 2016

Sunday , September 18, 2016

As you know, the New Testament is a collection of twenty-seven different writings. It contains biography, history, theology, philosophy, ethics, poetry, prophesy, and even some   economics. But first and foremost, it is God’s love letter to His children. The ministry of Jesus from start to finish was a revolutionary movement of love. He   simply started loving people that heretofore had either been ignored or despised. Everything He said and did challenged the existing concepts of God. And if we take Jesus seriously, His revelation of God will be as radical today as it was in the first century. We will […]
September 13, 2016

September 11, 2016

Have you noticed that the roses in your garden grow gradually, but they blossom suddenly – first a rosebud, and then a full bloom. Of course, we know in advance that a rose bush will produce roses. But the thrilling thing about a human life is that you never know what it might produce, once it blossoms out. Some years ago in Italy, there was a young man from a wealthy family. He had every   opportunity to be spoiled and selfish, and lead a life of ease and luxury. But one day he made a decision and acted upon it. […]
September 13, 2016

September 4, 2016

Central to our Catholic faith is a conviction that the human personality is sacred and that all human life has meaning both now and forever. That is one thing that makes our Christian gospel the most redemptive force on earth. It believes in and proudly proclaims to all the world this eternal worthiness of every human life from conception until God Himself calls us home.   For this reason we have schools and hospitals and orphanages and rest homes. We send out missionaries; we feed the poor; we befriend the lonely and forgotten. Why all this tremendous expenditures of time and […]
September 1, 2016

August 28, 2016

In reading the newspapers recently, one can notice some evidence of nations in anguish and people of this nation filled with fright in anticipation of what is coming. I don’t have much interest in trying to predict some future time of adversity, but I am much more interested in learning how to handle present adversity. In the gospels Jesus told His disciples to “pray for strength to pass safely through all these imminent troubles and to stand in the presence of the Son of Man.” Jesus was never one to run away from trouble. In fact, His disciples were often […]
August 30, 2016

August 21, 2016

In reading the newspapers recently, one can notice some evidence of nations in anguish and people of this nation filled with fright in anticipation of what is coming. I don’t have much interest in trying to predict some future time of adversity, but I am much more interested in learning how to handle present adversity. In the gospels Jesus told His disciples to “pray for strength to pass safely through all these imminent troubles and to stand in the presence of the Son of Man.” Jesus was never one to run away from trouble. In fact, His disciples were often […]