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Sunday, May 19, 2013
Psalm 104:1, 24, 29-31, 34
1 Corinthians 12:3-7, 12-13
Father Bill’s Sermon
Sixth Sunday of Easter
May 5, 2013
I remember when I was probably 12 or 13, I had been out playing, and I came into the house by the back door, and I guess my parents didn’t know that I was there, for I heard my father say to my mother, “Well, there’s no doubt about it, he should be taught a lesson, and I’m the one to do it!” I froze, then back up quietly, and ran to a neighbor’s house, and shot hoops for an hour, wondering what it was that I had done. I saw my Dad’s.. Click here to continue reading Father Bill's Homily
A feast for God! That, in a sense, is what today is. We've set this day aside to meditate on God as God has been revealed in Scripture. The oldest scriptural revelation is that God is One. There are not two gods, not three or four gods--there is only One God. This is our oldest faith. And so the Creed confesses, "I believe in ONE God..." Then, as Scripture continued to be reflected on and written, we hear of the Logos, the "thought" of God that seems to be "eternally alongside Him"--His eternal plan. Then, the New Testament speaks of God as Father, Son, Spirit. The Church calls this "Mystery," i.e., that which seems to overwhelm the mind, yet, somehow the soul knows is true--that within the One God is the potential for creativity, loyalty and redemption--the potential for community in unity. Of course this makes no sense to rationality, but to Soul, there is a Deeper Truth--let's pray for that Deeper Insight.
- Fr. Bill Axe
Today’s Feast Day celebrates one of the most sacred mysteries of our Faith- The Holy Trinity. We hear in our readings today about this mystery from Creation to Christ’s death and resurrection and down to our present day. This mystery reveals how our God relates to us out of the same love that flows between Father, Son and Spirit. We ought to imitate this love in our relationships with each other.
This past Wednesday Bishop Clark came and conferred the Sacrament of Confirmation on our youth and adults. It was a beautiful Mass and celebration. Congratulations to all our candidates. I pray that you will keep this spirit alive in your lives and spread it among us as well!!
Have a blessed week,