We are getting closer and closer to Christmas!! Hopefully we are taking the time to make straight the pathways of the Lord. In the Gospel this weekend, John the Baptist sends his disciples to see if Jesus is the one they have been waiting for. Jesus responds--look at what you see and hear. Where do we see and hear Jesus in our world today and do people see and hear Jesus through us?
Fr. John continues this special series reflecting on the GIFT OF PEACE that we receive in Advent. There is a sense of internal and external peace that requires hard work, faith and constant attention. Peace is not a passive reality. We are all called to be peace builders.
Fr. John gets this reflection in just under the 10 minute mark talking about John the Baptist, Matthew's connections to the Old Testament and the need to live a life of reconciliation and healing. A lot to talk about and Fr. John rises to the challenge!!
Fr. John concludes this message series by talking about the "fourth tire" of WITNESS & SERVICE that implements the new pastoral vision for the family of parishes as faithful disciples. Advent helps us wake up and live the Gospel today!
It is the end of the year---and we celebrate CHRIST THE KING!! The gospel shows us a very different style of a triumphant king--one who is humble, broken and condemned to die like a criminal. Christ offers himself out of pure love to give us eternal life!! What can this mean for us?
We are getting closer and closer to the end of the Church's liturgical year. The readings continue to offer us pause to think and pray about heaven. In the gospel for this weekend we are called by Christ to endure and persevere when everything seems to be falling apart around us. Will we be faithful and ready? Listen to find out more!!