MSGR. FEDERICO BRITTO
July 12, 2020
May Jesus Christ, who showers us with mercy and kindness, be with you!
The summer months are moving along, in spite of “the new norm” we must adjust to this term, “the new norm” had become a part of our daily lives. It is important that we all adhere to this “new norm”, not only for our own safety, but for the safety of others around us. Washing our hands frequently, wearing our masks and social distancing is a must. Although we might get tired of hearing this, we cannot become complacent or axed.
This pandemic had overshadowed another on-going concern is or city and throughout the county. Gun violence has increased since last year. Our cities are becoming a wild west atmosphere. While people have the right to carry and own fire arms, it is being used to hurt, and kill, innocent people. We must speak up against this senseless crime against humanity, We have to find a way to end gun violence in our cities. If you have any ideas or suggestions, please share it. Life is a gift from God. We are to share this gift, not terminate it through violence, or not listening to the terrors of “the new norm”
These are challenging times we are living in. Hopefully by taking about what is good for humanity over and over, it will sink into our minds and hearts.
Our readings for today reminds us, if we listen to what is good for us, the outcome can bear fruit. Listening to God’s word can be challenging to our way of life, but when we take God’s word seriously, good things can happen.
Let me share this reflection; “Receiving the word: The word of God is to the human heart what a seed is to the earth. However, just as a seed needs soil, so the word needs a receptive heart. The earth responds to the rain and sun so that even the desert blooms. Lord, soften our hearts with your grace, open them with your gentle love, so that the precious seed of your word may take root in our hearts and bear fruit in our lives.
See you in Church, Peace and blessings,
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