A parent recently spoke to me sharing with me that during parent/teacher conferences at a certain school, a Pre-K instructor told the parent that she wishes she could take his daughter home with her. You know that such a comment would have brought smiles to the faces of any parent who likewise acknowledges that adorable quality within their child. This weekend we celebrate the Feast Day of the Holy Family. A lesson from the Book of Exodus pictures God making some extremely favorable prophesies about the Children of Abram only to have Abram question God’s positivity by pointing out the physical challenge that he and his wife are currently barren and childless. This, however, is not a difficulty for God who makes all things possible for those willing to receive His most prophetic word. In the Gospel of Luke, Mary and Joseph bring Jesus to the Temple for his dedication and to offer sacrifice for Him as prescribed in the Law of Moses. As proud parents, Mary and Joseph marvel at what Simeon and Anna shared with them about their child and yet most likely wondered what all these most serious comments meant. The rest of the Gospel of St. Luke would unravel for us the marvelous ways that this prophetic utterance would be manifested. This child indeed would grow up to be a “sign that would be contradicted.” Each of us, when we were Baptized, received a mission from God to accomplish. We spend most of our life in active discernment about where we fit into the larger picture of our family, friends, church and society. May we also discover God’s plan for us and embrace our destiny with great expectation. As the saying goes, “Be patient with me for God is not done with me yet.”
FROM OUR PARISH’S PASTORAL TEAM: THANK YOU one and all for all your cards, gifts, and best wishes during these most Holy Days. “Thank you” to all our committed parishioners, who dedicated their time and talent to contribute toward, decorate and enhance our Church to reflect the joy of this Holy Season. Blessings to all……..