Monday, November 24, 2008

What Makes Us His Sheep?

My Dear People,

Feast Of Christ The King

The Feast of Christ the King concludes our liturgical season every year. "When the son of Man comes in all of His Glory, and the Angels with Him, He will sit upon His glorious throne with all the nations before Him." What a great and awesome day we look forward to when Jesus reigns over all the Earth. To the faithful ones He will say, "Come, you who are blessed by my Father!" Who would not want to hear these words from the mouth of Our Good Shepherd? But what makes us His Sheep? Doing the works of the Father is what makes us His own little ones. Feed the hungry. Clothe the naked. Comfort the sick. Correct the lost. Pray for the dead. Both the spiritual and corporal works of Mercy are what marks us as the Father's children.

St. James tells us what good is our faith without good works. At the beginning of Advent, make a resolution to perform works of Mercy, so that the Father may be glorified through you. At Thanksgiving, bring canned goods for the hungry. At Christmas, take a St. Vincent de Paul ornament and reach out to the needy in our area. Use your SVDP envelopes often throughout the year. Bring socks for the homeless. Pray for the lost in our nation. Be gentle with your neighbor. These activities mark us as God's little ones. Let your faith shine...

May we see Christ in one another and in all those who need our love and care.

Entrusting you to the care of Our Lady,

Fr. Mark

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