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Spiritual Reflection

Fr. Dick’s Spiritual Reflection – 06/30/15

Fr. Dick’s Spiritual Reflection – 06/30/15

I believe the Church is at its best when all of God’s children feel that the Church is there for them and not the other way around.

    I have just returned from a trip to Rome, Assisi and a Mediterranean Cruise with supporters of our Parish Mission Center.  It was a wonderful trip. Our theme of the Mission was the “GREAT AWAKENING.” All seemed to enjoy the time together as well as the spiritual aspect of our journey.

    My reflection for today is pretty simple in concept but difficult in implementation.

    I do believe that the work of our Mission Apostolate is to carry out this goal: TO HELP THE CHURCH KEEP HER PROMISES.

    We believe that the church at its very heart is to help people on their journey to heaven.  She promises to do whatever she can to provide those avenues that will lead to happiness and joy in this life as well as in the next.  Jesus said, “I came that you may have my joy and have it in abundance.”  Now, as well as in heaven.

    I believe the Church is at its best when all of God’s children feel that the Church is there for them and not the other way around.

    The Vincentian Parish Mission team attempts to let all know that WE ARE THE CHURCH and we want to keep our promise to work for others, to help the poor, visit the sick, and give hope to those who are despairing and to bring about a world that is full of joy, peace, truth, justice and love.

    When we do our best to bring about a world that is void of prejudice, a world that is filled with love and not guilt and a world that places others first rather than ourselves, then truly WE THE CHURCH are keeping our promises.

    Jesus was pretty clear about what thought and action should be first……. “How can I help others? How best to love them?”  So, the plan is simple.  We are given the privilege and honor of making it happen.

    My prayer and thought for you is this…KNOW who is on your side, TRUST them and WORK with them. LOVE them because they are your angels, your guides, your friends and the ones who will help YOU bring the happiness and joy that the Lord has in mind for all of us. When that happens you will join those you think are way up there.