Monday, April 21, 2008

Your Catholic Sunday Homily Minute - Fourth Sunday of Easter

From the Desk of Father Mark, Your Catholic Sunday Homily Minute

My Dear People,

Knowing God's Peace

Stress and anxiety are the sure portals for sickness and disease. The body and mind can only tolerate so much stress, before normal bodily functions begin to deteriorate. Our modern world is laden with anxiety. God knows how important PEACE is in our lives. Jesus announces to His Apostles, a message of PEACE every time He appears to them after the Resurrection. These holy men were laden with post Crucifixion anxiety. Our Lord ushers in His PEACE upon them.

In our Gospel today, Jesus implores us, for our hearts not to be troubled. "Have faith in God, and in ME..." Jesus announces to His Disciples. In order for the Apostles to fulfill their mission, they had to be focused on Jesus with hearts full of PEACE. This same salutation Jesus extends to us. How many are your worries? Do you lose sleep at night because you are anxious? Is it hard to focus during the day because of your many difficulties? Today's Gospel was written for YOU. Have faith in God the Father's providential love, and in Jesus' Divine Mercy. Know that all things are possible for God. Trust in His care for you. Rest in His PEACE.

May we put our faith into action by sharing our time, talent and treasure.

Entrusting you to the care of Our Lady,

Fr. Mark

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