August 4, 2019 – Thoughts by Rev Kev

Today as we listen to the Word of God we are reminded of the similar message that God will al-ways provide. More importantly we are invited to reflect on what do we really need in our lives, how much stuff do we pack for a journey, what do we need to provide for our family needs? In the Gospel, we listen to the parable from Jesus of the farmer who chooses to keep all of his harvest for himself, rather than share the excess harvest of grain.

Similarly, we also hear from Saint Paul as he writes in his letter:

Brothers and Sisters, If you were raised with Christ , seek what is above, where Christ is seated at the right hand of God. Think of what is above, not of what is on earth.

May we all stay focused on serving God and allowing God to Provide for us. The Church offers the guidance to each of us especially with the Sacraments. Come to pray with the community at the Eucharistic Table and take advantage of the Sacrament of the Reconciliation to offer you guidance and grace.

Today the Church also invites us to celebrate Saint John Vianney whose feast day is August 4th. Saint John had great trouble with his studies and almost did not get ordained. After he became the pastor in the little French town of Ars he became best known as the Cur`d’Ars. He gained great fame as a confessor, hearing confessions sometimes 12 hours a day. He is the Patron of Saint of Parish Priests.

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