Let's use this time during the corona virus to pray, grow closer to God and each other. God so wants to be with us, that He came from Heaven in Jesus. The woman at the well, who was not worthy that Christ should talk to and wish to have a relationship with, represents all of us. But unworthy as we are, God wants to join Himself to us, in relationship, and truely in Sacrament; Spirit and Truth, where God who is Spirit, is Completely Present in Body, Blood, Soul and Divinity, to dwell in us through the New and Everlasting Worship Established by Christ in the Eucharist. Once we encounter Him, we too are invited to be like the woman and tell others, who come to drink and eat also.
We hear Isaiah's prophecy of God with Us so often, we easily fail to appreciate the Gift this is. Deists believe God created the world, set it in motion, but is not involved. Christians believe that God helps shape history. In fact, if we work with God, History is really His-Story! To be part of God's plan promises a brighter future, than if we "Go it alone". Yet to accept the gift of Emanuel, and let God help us share our lives and world; we must hear, and follow. This is difficult, but fear not, even if we fail sometimes, if we are persistent God can still guide us! Thank God!
Homilia del Padre Carlos.
Many Christian teachings are hard to understand. They are revealed by God, and we can spend a lifetime probing their richness and significance. One of these teachings that is hard to understand is the promised coming of Christ at the end of time, to establish the fullness of the Kingdom. This seems like a science fiction story to modern ears, and something that is fearful. But in reality it is a profound Mercy of God, and something that is meant to strengthen us to persevere filled with Hope, Peace, and Love. Knowing that the victory of Christ over sin and death has already occurred, and will be finally established at the end, helps us to work for that coming with a healthy detachment, knowing the fight is not ours but God's, it is made present by our witness to it.
Br. George Cherrie OFM Conv. February 27, 1936 - April 21, 2019. The gospel from Matthew (Mt 25:14-30) contains the parable of the servants with differing amounts of talents, each are commended not for how many talents they have, but for how they use their talents. Brother George was an example of one who had many talents, but also used them well. Rest in peace Brother George.