From the Desk of Father Nathan
Weekly Inspiration, Encouragement and Spiritual Guidance.
Many are invited, but few are chosen. Jesus again in reply spoke to the chief priests and elders of the people in parables, saying, “The kingdom of heaven may be likened to a king who gave a wedding feast for his son. He dispatched his servants to summon the invited guests to the feast,but they refused to come…
The Elections are quickly approaching. Our people have such a love for our nation – which is good. Let us love our nation. I have no other thought than
to say just this: “How blessed we are all, to live such a blessed country. God Bless America!
God cared for his people as a good gardener cares for his vineyard, yet they failed to produce the good and the desired fruits. We are the new people of God, the vineyard planted and cared for by Crist. God Looks to us to produce the fruits of justice, holiness, and peace. This is a great privilege and a great challenge too.
October is the Month of the Rosary and the Bible. There are 15 promises that are assured to people who recite the rosary.
Understanding the Eucharist. The Real Presence of Jesus in the Eucharist – He is on earth, body and blood, soul, and divinity.
The readings have only one theme: God’s boundless and merciful love for sinners. He goes out of His way in order to help and save sinners. This is good news for us. Our sins are great and terrible. But God’s mercy and love are infinitely greater.
The Sunday – day of obligation has been inculcated as our duty, as an obligation…in a way, it is right but in a larger way IT IS NOT.
The Story of Peter and Jesus continues. This reading is closely tied to last week’s Gospel lesson. In verse 16, Peter confessed his faith that Jesus was the Messiah, the Son of God. Now Jesus shows him what messiahship and discipleship entail. “take up his cross, and follow me.” MT 16:24
Loneliness can pave the way for many wonderful things. Think of loneliness as a gift and use it wisely. You have made known to me the path of life; you will fill me with joy in your presence, with eternal pleasures at your right hand. – Psalm 16:20