Just a Thought June 5th – 6th
Greetings and God’s blessing on your and yours. This beautiful weather of late reminds me to pause and thank God for the gift He gives us in nature. We get so caught up and busy about many things, take a moment and see the sunset, feel God’s breeze on a hot summer day, pause and just be aware of the God within who gives with out counting the cost. We are indeed blessed.
Be assured of extra prayers this week, as I am blessed to have my yearly retreat at our Mother House at Immaculata. Holy Mass daily and exposition of the Blessed Sacrament, all day long each day. You will be in my prayers as I thank God for our parish, and all of you, our parishioners, who make St. Rose’s what it is, thank you.
Our reading from Ezekiel gave hope to God’s people long before the Birth of His Son. Ezekiel spoke of the tree that God would place on a mountain.
Who could know at that time the tree was the cross that Christ died on to bring us new life and re-open the gates of heaven?
St. Paul speaks of the courage needed to be a follower of Christ. We are reminded that the cross was seen as a sign of contradiction and rejected by many. God needs us, you and me, to be His instrument to help others come to know and serve God, to follow Christ and be aware of the gift of Holy Mass, Eucharist, and never to take His love, His sacraments for granted.
It is in reception of the Sacraments and having a prayer life that we are able to have the faith and courage, to live as children of God, in word and action, in today’s world. Let us pray for one another that we can truly be the people God needs us to be for His honor and glory.
Special prayers during my retreat, God bless you and yours.