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Fr. Dick’s Spiritual Reflection – 03/22/2016

Fr. Dick’s Spiritual Reflection – 03/22/2016

So much to reflect upon and I have to choose one!

    I am feeling it is about time for me to write a new reflection, so I have to decide what to reflect on.

    Do I reflect upon…

    Downton Abbey? It is over…

    March Madness?  With your brackets not looking too good with all the upsets, and the teams you usually root against are still in the tournament.

    Holy Week and the wonderful week of Liturgy, history and the beauty of our Catholic Faith unfolding before us?  The greatest feast day of the year, Easter?  or Spring? It’s all finally here.

    Or Fr. Bob’s parish mission at St. Francis de Sales Church in Tucson Arizona?

    So much to reflect upon and I have to choose one.  And I have decided not to reflect upon the great gift and blessing of golfing.

    SO, I chose … Easter, because we look for our own Easters every day of our lives. There is enough sorrow, pain and suffering.  There is Good Friday and the awful suffering our Lord endured for us, but the story didn’t end on Friday… because Sunday was coming.  Easter the day of hope, new life, heaven, victory, joy and happiness.

    It is a time to thank God for all the good things in our lives, the blessings, family and friends.  It also may be an excellent opportunity to thank all those people who make it easy for us to see the everyday Easters.

    I thought I would share with you some lines from a song written by Christy Nockels and Dennis Keller.  The title of the song is “By His Love.”  Here is the chorus to that song: “The time is Now, Come, Church, Arise. Reach with HIS hands. See with HIS eyes. Bind love around you.  Let it never leave you.  And they will know us by HIS love.”  Now, there is an Easter song.

    St. Augustine says we are Easter people and Alleluia is our song.  Let us rejoice. Strike up the band, put the doom and gloom in the closet and know that Heaven is in our future.  We have been saved and our hope is restored.

    My very best to you at this Easter time.  Thanks for your love and support and of course your continual prayers.  And in closing, be good to yourself for me.