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From the Pastor

JANUARY 3, 2021


FROM THE PASTOR'S DESK

Reading the Magnificat Luke 1:46-56, Mary said: "My soul proclaims the greatness of the Lord; my spirit rejoices in God my savior…." We encounter Mary as Theotokos, the Mother of God, a Greek term that beautifully connects the humanity of Mary with her divine call. It comes from the Orthodox Church, and more accurately means, "God-bearer" or the one who gives birth to God. Theotokos refers not to Mary as the mother of God from all eternity, but as mother of God incarnate. She is what made Jesus both fully God and fully man, her womb the place where heaven and earth meld into one.

At the heart of Mary's worthiness is her obedience, not to man, not to a culture, not even to a cause or a religion, but to the creative work of God who lifts up the humble and fills the hungry with good things.

Mary's act was one of radical love of God. Though afraid and feeling every human pain and emotion she still gave her obedience to serve the plan of God, to bring salvation into the world. By her actions and words she was obedient and by her "yes" brought upon the human race the hope of salvation and the promise of eternal life. We following her example as Church in the world are called to be obedient to God and become bears of God to all. We magnify the Lord.

                                                            --- Father Bill Kraynak

Stewardship Thought
March 7, 2021 - "You shall not carve idols for yourselves in the shape of anything…"  -- Exodus 20:4

How many "gods" do you put before God? "Idols" do not always take the shape of physical things, things we can touch and feel. Those are easy to recognize. Many times they take the form of things we cannot touch and are much harder to spot like pride, power, ego, time, comfort or health. Pray for God's help to prune our vices and to grow in virtue.



 
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