Dear People of St. Patrick Parish & Visitors:
These past two weeks, our Scriptural readings at Mass have been rich in making us see God and his plan for each one of us.
The day God created us and we began our life in our mother’s womb, He wanted what was best for us and offered us a promise of joyful happiness and life eternal with Him in heaven at the end of our earthly life.
That same day, the devil and his followers also wanted us to reject God, follow them, and at the end of our life, join them in hell for eternity. They work hard at trying to make this happen.
Satan, filled with pride, disobeyed God and rejected God’s love and mercy. He sought self-pleasure, my way only, I know better than God and misery loves company. These are the things the devil offers us; greed, pride, selfishness, lust, I take what I want no mater what, I am entitled to it, I worship the god of self- indulgences, and me, me, me!
But, our loving, merciful and forgiving God, sent his only Son, Jesus to have the power to overcome evil, but we must listen to Jesus and have the ability to trust him.
God the Father, the Angels and all the Saints in heaven always pray for us, strengthen us and try to show us the right road to happiness.
Prayer, devotion, the rosary, the stations of the cross, good works, bible study and most of all, the gifts of our Seven Sacraments, are there to help us, are we willing to use them?
Today, whatever our age, let us pray over how our spiritual life is growing. Is it united with the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit?
As we live amongst the weeds of evil in our lives, do we do everything in our power to kill them and to let our good seeds grow and help us to nourish others in their lives? At the day of the harvest of our soul, will God be happy or will the devil be happy? What do we choose?
Please let us all pray for one another so we can all be in heaven together.
Pastor of St. Patrick Church