The Incarnation itself was the ultimate, “stepping in” with Jesus, the Son of God coming into the world as man
One week from Monday, on June 17th at 7pm we will be hosting international speaker Tom Peterson, who will be speaking to us about the world’s need for “Catholic Heroes”. Father Carmichael has expressed in many of his homilies how each one of us is a hero in the world today as faithful disciples. By attending Mass, sharing the good news of the Gospel with our neighbors, family and friends, and by means of our words and deeds and by befriending the marginalized, we exhibit a true sign of loving as the Lord loves. Honestly, this takes great courage to step towards living and loving with confident faith in the world today by making a conscious effort to step into the fray or the encounter, rather than stepping away.
The Incarnation itself was the ultimate, “stepping in” with Jesus, the Son of God coming into the world as man; not for His own good, but for ours. Jesus was baptized in the River Jordan, not because He needed to be baptized, but by His emersion in the water it enabled us all to follow Him, and become children of God. When we pray for the gifts of the Holy Spirit and the Theological Virtues of Faith, Hope and Charity, we are better able to stand as a disciple of Christ in the world. We are given these tools to step into, and not away from the practice of a moral life.
Charitable actions animate us, and bring us joy, a joy that does not lead to fear but to love. Love brings joy to others which helps us to love God above all things, and to love our neighbor as ourselves. God the Father loves all His children. When we express this same love to others, we break the limits we impose upon ourselves. This expression helps us to find new ways to love others by means of a kind word, an enthusiastic welcome, the sign of peace, a smile, a handshake, or even a trip to the mountainous height of Constanza, Dominican Republic.
“For God so loved the world that he sent his only Son” and this has made all things well and possible.
Please join us for Adoration every Friday until 3pm and every Saturday morning from 8am-9am in the Chapel.