“Beloved, let us love one another, because love is of God” (1 John 4:7-10)
Acts of the Apostles (Acts 10:44-49) we read that the Apostles accepted everyone
because God accepted everyone.
given us a beautiful world in which to live. It has everything we need to live
and prosper. We have been made
stewards of God’s world and have a responsibility to use it for the benefit of
also endowed each of us with creative gifts. Because the talents and abilities
of each are different, and limited, it is necessary for us to cooperate
in order to survive and prosper. Selfishness is a destructive force in God’s
creation. And since we are limited in our talents, selfishness is
self-destructive as well.
We, as Christians, are called to be
disciples of Jesus. We are called to find in ourselves the talent or ability
which will best compliment those of our brothers and sisters and use it to the
benefit of all. Just being aware of
others and their needs will go a long way in being a disciple.
We can all
become links in the “Circle of Giving” by accepting a gift without being
obligated to the giver, and then becoming a giver when we see a need. We can
give without expecting anything in return, knowing that the recipient will do
the same for someone else.
this Easter season, you have been hearing about parish ministries. They are
called ministries because their purpose is to provide an opportunity for us to
share our gifts and talents with those who need them. There is something that each of us can
do. Think about it.
disciple by using your God given talents. Let God’s love shine through you and
be a part of God’s creative plan.
God loves you! … Pass it on.
Church Bulletin Articles
The members of the Liturgy Planning Ministry, meet before the major church seasons to discuss the "focus" of the season and how the liturgies can be used to bring the parishioners to a better understanding of the season. The members of this ministry include the pastor, liturgy staff members, music staff members, the head of the Art and Environment ministry, and several parishioners who have an interest and training of the subject. I am a member. One of the functions of a few of these members is to write articles for the parish weekly bulletin during these seasons. Articles that I have written are on this page.
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