November 24, 2019 – Thoughts by Rev Kev

Advent begins a new Liturgical year, all Christians are invited once again to examine their lives and reflect on how they might become more and more Christ-like and selfless. This is a journey that each of you are invited to take a journey that we encounter people along the way. From the scriptures of Advent we have two major people who we can look at and look up to as we try to become SELFLESS, John the Baptist and Mary! John the Baptist is the cousin of Jesus who reminds us that he is the one who prepares us to meet Christ. John the Baptist says “He must increase and I must decrease.” (John 3:30).

In our lives we ought to consider how we can take the attention off ourselves and direct that toward Christ.

Then we will focus on Mary a young Jewish woman whose world is shaken by the visit of the Angel who asks her to be the mother of God. Her simple response “Behold I am the handmaid of the Lord, May it be done to me according to your word” (Luke 1:38) showing her selfless nature and reminding us of our own call to serve as the Lord Calls us.

Like Mary and Saint John the Baptist they had to trust, may our communities in the Mod Mon Valley continue to trust in God as we journey to that one Parish!

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