Dear People of God,
In this weekend's gospel Jesus gives us a complete summary of the moral law found in the Ten Commandments. The first three Commandments reveal that we must love God above all and with all our might. The last six Commandments reveal that we must love our neighbor. The moral law of God is as simple as fulfilling these two more general commandments.
Reflect today upon the simple call to love God and our neighbor with all that we are.
Reflect, especially, upon that word “all”. As we do, we will most certainly become aware of ways in which we fail to give everything. As we see our failure, recommit in hope to the glorious path of making a total gift of yourself to God and others.
Prayer: Lord, I choose to love you with all my heart, mind, soul and strength. I also choose to love all people as You love them. Give me the grace to live these two commandments of love and to see them as the path to holiness of life. Help me to love You more. Jesus, I trust in You.
We cannot hope to fulfill our parish mission statement, which describes our reason of being, if more parishioners don’t commit themselves to getting involved.
Prayer: Lord, I do thank You for the countless blessings that You have bestowed upon me throughout my life. Empower and enable me to share those blessings, especially the blessing of my faith, with those You send into my life and so enrich and transform their lives with Your loving and compassionate word. Jesus, I trust in You.
Something New: I wonder how many would be interested in sharing a three- or four-minute YouTube moment explaining how you are able to witness and live faith in your everyday life? Could be a weekly addition to our parish website. What do you think?
As usual please remember to pray for all the Salesians in our presence here at MHC . . . especially those at St. Philip Residence, Bon Secours Maria Manor, Be assured we will be doing the same for you.
Fr. Steve Dumais, SDB.