Fr. Jim’s Message

Dear All,

Thank you for your attendance this past week at our Parish Mission with Fr. Jim. His message was simple: Don’t be a jerk, be kind and honor the absent (don’t talk about others when they are not there.) So yes, I want to begin a campaign of my own. Be kind! Live and believe the Golden Rule. (I approve of this message.) Here is my simple challenge to all of you. Over the next month, I challenge you to acts of mercy and charity to others. When you have done an act write it down and simply put it in the basket at the front of the Altar. This is a reminder of our offering to God. Fr. Jim spoke about ownership vs. stewardship. Ownership we feel we own things. Stewardship we recognize all is a gift from God. I will add that in being a good steward, we should care for those things that we are given so that the next person to enjoy them will enjoy the same gift we received. Actually, I try to see if I can improve those things in my life so the next person gets to enjoy even more. Stewardship is more than money. It is our time and talent. Be present to those in your life. God gave them to you, but some day he will call them home. Love them and enjoy the time you share. Help others and share your gifts. I have always said and firmly believe every person is a genius. All have an amazing talent. Sometimes it takes a lifetime to discover, but all have something to share. If it is as simple as your presence now, that is a gift—being in the present moment share it with others.

For the Love of God, BE KIND!! STOP NEGATIVITY! BE POSITIVE! LOVE GOD AND YOUR NEIGHBOR!

LOVE,

Fr. Gary