Sunday Message from Fr. Kramer - February 13, 2022
Updated: Mar 13
We continue our “AGAPE Series” and today reflect on 1 Corinthians 15:12,16-20. We have reflected on gifts, being one body, agape, the gospel message, and now, we deepen in the resurrection. Every Sunday we celebrate Jesus’ resurrection. Our Creator is alive, he conquered sin and death, darkness and fear. We can and are called to live with great hope because Jesus, our Savior, our God, our friend, is alive. Jesus has come and began the healing process of the wound in our hearts of distrust, distrust in a good and loving God. Jesus has planted the seed of trust.
We read in the First Reading what happens to a person who places their trust not in secondary things, but in God: “A blessing on the man who puts his trust in the Lord, with the Lord for his hope. He is like a tree by the waterside that thrusts its roots to the stream: when the heat comes it feels no alarm, its foliage stays green; it has no worries in a year of drought, and never ceases to bear fruit.” (Jeremiah 17:7-8)
We read also in the Gospel that though we suffer, if our trust is on rock, if our trust is on the essentials, if our trust is in God and his love for us, we will live the blessed life of the Beatitudes: “How happy are you who are poor: yours is the kingdom of God. Happy you who are hungry now: you shall be satisfied. Happy you who weep now: you shall laugh.” (Luke 6:20-21) God wants to be our wealth, our food, our joy. He knows that he is the only one, in the midst of the pain, suffering and tears, that can fill our hearts. May we place our trust in God, who is alive!
Also, a little update, last week the Parish Economic Council met and looked over the economic situation of 2021 and at the projects for 2022. We are looking into more efficient and long term methods of heating the Church. The Parish Pastoral Council also met and we are preparing for the Pope’s visit, creating ways for the community to be involved in the journey of the catechumens of our Parish, and preparing ways to help the community live this Lent and Easter in a profound way.
Have a great week! If you need anything, never hesitate to ask me.
God bless you and your loved ones, Fr. Kramer Cameron, LC