Sunday Message from Fr. Kramer - November 14, 2021
Updated: Apr 13, 2022
We heard this week about the news in Madrid where there was a terrible accident in a school during pick up time. A mother meant to go in reverse, but accidentally put her car in forward and ran into three children. A little girl of six was killed and the other two are in critical condition. The news went viral because it was such a tragedy and because of what the mother of the little girl who was killed in the accident did. In the midst of everything, the tragedy, the comotion, the fear, the pain, the sorrow, she walked over to the other mother who caused the accident and gave her a hug.
A few days later, the mother and father of the little girl who was killed in the accident wrote a letter to the school, to the parents, to the police and the city and their letter was one of gratitude for the affection shown during the tragedy and of gratitude for the six beautiful years their little girl lived with them. They expressed that they were suffering a lot, but that they knew their little girl, who loved life, was enjoying life in Heaven. Their response shocked the world.
In this Sunday’s readings, Jesus is preparing us for his Second coming. We are also ending Ordinary Time, about to celebrate Christ the King and Advent as we relive the waiting for Jesus’ coming at Christmas.
We do not know when God will call us home. The beautiful thing as Catholics, is that we are already sharing in God’s Eternal Life, in Love, here on earth. We do not need to be afraid because today we can offer ourselves to God, who is life, who is love, in his one sacrifice to the Father, in abandonment, in trust and in a love that has no end. It’s not an escape from suffering. It’s not a deferral. It’s an integration of suffering in Love.
Have a wonderful week!
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God bless you and your loved ones, Fr. Kramer Cameron, LC