I am going to vary a bit from our normal newsletter as quarterly and instead tie my thoughts to the religious season which, in this case, is Lent.
This year in particular it seems we all are weary of what seems a world that is out of control. The Covid pandemic still is hanging on. The war in the Ukraine has entered the second year with the destruction of that country and with the constant threat of escalating into World War III. There is the ever-increasing famine in the less developed parts of the world. We have ever increased violence in our cities. Our schools are not safe for our children. I could go on and on. Where is God in all of this?
We need to step back, take a deep breath and realize God is still in control. It is man that is creating all this chaos and since it is man, not God, who is the reason, there is a sure knowledge all of this is temporary in the long-range grand scheme of history.
This Lent let us all look at not only our own personal sins, ask God’s forgiveness and return to the true path of life but let us also pray for the sins of society, the degradation of morality, the lack of respect for rights of others that so illustrated in the violence in our streets.
Let us this Lent pray. Let us pray for God’s guidance in this troubled world so that our actions will be his will. Let us pray that our lives will reflect what is truly the Gospel of our Lord. Let us pray that our lives truly preach the Gospel not just our words.
This Lent let us all reflect on what is truly God’s reason for us to be here.
We thank you for your support and prayers.