Rev. Lou Pasala
You are a chosen race to announce the praises of God
YearA-6 5th Easter Sunday 5/10/2020
Dear friends in Jesus Christ,
“You are a chosen race to announce the praises of God” (1Peter 2: 8-9”).
“Do not let your hearts be troubled. Have faith in God and faith in me” (John 14:1). We have to believe that God is with us in our trouble. We may not see him but he is with us. We cannot see wind but we can see it blowing. We cannot see power but we know it is there when we switch the lights on. We cannot see love but we know it is there in those who care for us. We cannot see God, but we know he is there because of the wonderful world around us.
Jesus promised that he would be with us in all our difficulties and problems to save us. Prayer is important in life. The Early Church realized the importance of prayer so well that when the Apostles found that they had no time” for prayer and the service of the Word” (Acts 6:2), they appointed seven Deacons to care for the material needs of the community so that they themselves could devote all their time to prayer and preaching the Word. Therefore, we need to pray. To a prayerful person, every trouble is a spur and a valuable hint to go to the Lord.
“Jesus is cornerstone, the man who rests on ti will not be disappointed" (I Peter 2:6), because the Lord would encourage us towards a calm appraisal of the problem that is causing fear and motivates us to use the available resources to overcome our difficulties.
The fundamental dimension of the church is to serve the community of the faithful, who are in need. We are the church and called to serve the needy. How far are we able to fulfill this mission of serving others, those who closed the hearts for God’s love and mercy?
Let us regenerate love for God in others by loving and serving others.
God bless and have a blessed Sunday,