The second week of Advent draws us ever closer to our spiritual destination. God’s saving work continues today. The love of God, the word of God, and the Son of God are for all people. In as much as we are responsive, true, and faithful so shall we experience his salvation. ~ Fr. Matt
Here we go again. One liturgical year ending, a new one beginning. In many ways we have the Advent season down. We participate in all the secular and religious activities. We shop, we attend Christmas parties, we help those in need, we go to confession. As we celebrate with family and friends we renew the presence of the savior. The humility of God is born again. ~ Fr. Matt
Where is faith found? Not in a book or in a church. There is no proof for faith. There can be none. Faith is what you find when you’re alone and realize that your are not.
~ Fr. Matt
What is greatness? Is it climbing to the top? Moving on up? Or is greatness serving others? Opportunities for service are part of our daily lives in the role we are entrusted. Nurses serve their patients, teachers their students. Parents tend to the needs of their children and spouses are engaged helping each other. We don’t need a passport or immunizations, or a long flight to a foreign country. A woman had the insight about the possibilities for service placing a plaque in her kitchen stating “Apostolic service is rendered here three times a day.”
~ Fr. Matt