If you are spiritually alive, you’re going to love this! If you’re spiritually dead, you won’t want to read it. If you’re spiritually curious, there is still hope! A Churchgoer wrote a letter to the editor of a newspaper and complained that it made no sense to go to church every Sunday. ‘I’ve gone for 30 years now,’ he wrote, ‘and in that time I have heard something like 3,000 sermons. But for the life of me, I can’t remember a single one of them. So, I think I’m wasting my time and the pastors are wasting theirs by giving sermons at all.”
This started a real controversy in the ‘Letters to the Editor’ column, much to the delight of the editor. It went on for weeks until someone wrote this clincher:
‘I’ve been married for 30 years now. In that time my wife has cooked some 32,000 meals. But, for the life of me, I cannot recall the entire menu for a single one of those meals. But I do know this. They all nourished me and gave me the strength I needed to do my work. If my wife had not given me these meals, I would be physically dead today. Likewise, if I had not gone to church for nourishment, I would be spiritually dead today!’ Faith sees the invisible, believes the incredible and receives the impossible! Thank God for our physical AND our spiritual nourishment!’
All right, now that you are done reading, pastors comments, pass it on! I think everyone should read this! ‘When Satan is knocking at your door, simply say, ‘Jesus, could you get that for me? Live simply, Care deeply, Speak kindly, Love generously.
Well it’s that time again—time for New Year’s Resolutions. Here are ten challenging suggestions drawn from quotes of our Holy Father Pope Francis – I pray one of them will stir you:
Have a good week and God bless, Fr. Varghese