Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ,
“Whoever wishes to come after me must deny himself, take up his cross, and follow me.”
These words of Jesus are very familiar to us. We know that the work of Christians, our work, will not always be easy. To be disciples of Jesus Christ demands a full commitment of heart, mind, and soul to the mission of spreading the Gospel. There should be no surprise that suffering, trials, and tribulations will mark our days as we follow our Lord with the help of his grace to endure it all.
As we take time this weekend to thank God for the gift of work and productivity, may we remember that living our faith daily is this most important work we have been given. May we always see it as a labor of love.
Peace, Fr. Steve