From the Pastor’s Desk – July 16, 2017

Many of you have seen this piece, it has made its way around the internet for some time, but it might be a good summer reflection for all of us.

It is entitled:  “Why go to church on Sunday…..and why just Sunday?”

If you’re spiritually alive, you’re going to love this! If you’re spiritually dead, you won’t want to read it.  If you’re spiritually curious, there is still hope!

A Church goer wrote a letter to the editor of a newspaper and complained that it made no sense to go to church every Sunday. He wrote: “I’ve gone for 30 years now, and in that time I have heard something like 3,000 sermons, but for the life of me, I can’t remember a single one of them.  So, I think I’m wasting my time, the preachers and priests are wasting theirs by giving sermons at all”.  This started a real controversy in the “Letters to the Editor” column in that newspaper. Much to the delight of the editor, it went on for weeks until someone wrote this clincher:  “I’ve been married for 30 years now.  In that time my wife has cooked some 32,000 meals. But, for the life of me, I cannot recall the entire menu for a single one of those meals. But I do know this: They all nourished me and gave me the strength I needed to do my work.  If my wife had not given me these meals, I would be physically dead today.  Likewise, if I had not gone to church for nourishment, I would be spiritually dead today!”

When you are DOWN to nothing, God is UP to something!

Faith sees the invisible, believes the incredible & receives the impossible!

Thank God for our physical and our spiritual nourishment!

IF YOU CANNOT SEE GOD IN ALL, YOU CANNOT SEE GOD AT ALL!

B.I. B. L. E. simply means:   Basic Instructions before Leaving Earth!  – Author Unknown

Blessings,   Father Larry Hendel

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