From the Pastor

Jul 14th, 2018 by Parish Office

Fifteenth Sunday of Ordinary Time

 

My Dear St. Bernadette Family,

I like that Jesus sent the apostles out two by two. They were to have a companion as they went to proclaim the gospel. I imagine this was a very uncomfortable learning experience for men who were used to fishing or following Jesus. Now they were to go forth and do the Lord’s work. Jesus even warned them that they would meet resistance. I am sure they were happy that they were not alone in their travels.

We are not alone. This is one of the promises Jesus makes to us and a fruit of belonging to the church. I often think of this when I am trying to help someone who is facing a very bad day. When people are sick, grieving or experiencing great loss it is good, even necessary that they not be alone.

One response then for us is to look around constantly to be sure people are not alone. If a neighbor is facing challenges, visit them. If someone you know enters a Nursing Home, visit them. If someone is facing a challenge, walk with them. If you see someone sitting alone in church, they might welcome someone to sit with them. Our presence (really God’s presence) does not have to be explained nor pointed out, just a quiet presence is enough to bring great healing and relief from the fear of being alone.

With love,

Fr. Tom

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