From the Pastor's Desk ~ November 18 - 19, 2017

Nov 17, 2017

My Dear Parish Family,

In this Sunday’s Gospel parable directing our attention to the end times and final judgment, Jesus challenges us to choose daily to increase the incalculable riches – God’s very Life – God has given us. This requires us to choose trust over fear, good over wickedness, disciplined work over laziness. Jesus challenges us to be faithful servants who choose to allow this Life to increase, to grow within us. To choose otherwise is to bury our very selves.

What are the riches God has given us? The indwelling of the Holy Spirit, union with Christ in his Body, adoption as God’s children and heirs of the kingdom. What does it mean to increase these riches? To invest in bringing goodness and love to others, to expend energy making God’s Presence in the world evident, to reach out to anyone in need. What reward do we receive? Even more of God’s Life, even a greater bond of unity with Christ and others. We find our very selves.

In Christ’s Peace,

Fr. Walter