Sunday Message from Fr. Kramer - March 12, 2023
Updated: May 15
Today we celebrate the third Sunday of Lent. Hopefully we are all growing in love during this time. Let’s not forget the end goal of Lent: to grow in love. Love for God and love for our brothers and sisters, as we continue to reflect on together, is what this life is all about. And love for God is first and foremost letting ourselves be loved by God.
What can we learn from today’s readings that can help us grow in love? First of all, in the first reading we read: “Moses appealed to the Lord. ‘How am I to deal with this people?’ he said.” God’s answer, as it was a few passages before, was to gather support. Love in its deepest nature calls for togetherness. We all need one another. When you find yourself stressed, do you ever open up at home, at work, or with your friends and tell them you could use some support or help? Not that we need to become needy, but we should never suffer alone. At times even just talking with someone about what we are going through is a huge help and of course, talking first and foremost with God.
In today’s psalm we read, “O that today you would listen to his voice! ‘Harden not your hearts.’” May we continue to grow in prayer, fasting and charity so that God can soften our hearts little by little.
In the second reading St. Paul writes, “the love of God has been poured into our hearts by the Holy Spirit which has been given us.” Let’s ask the Holy Spirit to fill our hearts with love. He will.
In the Gospel Jesus is sitting at the well with the Samaritan woman, asks her for a drink and then he says, ‘If you only knew what God is offering and who it is that is saying to you: Give me a drink, you would have been the one to ask, and he would have given you living water.’” This is similar to love… Jesus asks us to love, but he knows that really, we need to ask him for love and by opening our hearts to his grace, we will have a great ability to love.
This week, let us ask God for the grace to love.
Have a great week! If you need anything, never hesitate to ask me.
God bless you and your loved ones, Fr. Kramer Cameron, LC