Is God ever ashamed of us? According to the Letter to the Hebrews, our humanity is permanently part of God’s identity. However; our lack of forgiveness makes it hard for Jesus to call us his brothers and sisters. Remember when the Amish kids were murdered in Pennsylvania and that very day a group of Amish went to the perpetrators wife and offered her forgiveness, even inviting her to the funerals of the Amish children. What is our level of forgiveness?
~ Fr. Matt
The wise men saw a child in the manger. They believed in God who so loved the world that have his only son. Peter and John saw an empty tomb they believed that God keeps promises, raising his son from the dead as Jesus foretold. Let us be eager to embrace the miracle we experience every Sunday. Let us acknowledge the bread that brings us eternal life.
~ Fr. Matt
The visitation of the Magi reveals our need to look for the Lord outside of our “tribe”, where we feel comfortable and in control. The revelation of God’s saving power outside the tribe of Israel urges us to be inclusive in our relationships and acknowledge that Jesus came to save us all. ~ Fr. Matt