Fifth Sunday of Lent

Published on Mar 16th, 2013 by Austin Keith | 0

As I type this I am watching a live video feed from the Vatican awaiting to see what color smoke will come from the chimney above the Sistine Chapel.  It is a very exciting time and a time of great hope and expectation.  Hopefully, by the time you are reading this we will have a new Pope!  This papal transition reminds us of the renewal the Lord is constantly working in our midst. Just as the Lord is working now for the renewal of the church so too is he working in us to renew our lives and reconcile ourselves with him!  Today’s Gospel reminds us that our Lord does not condemn us but calls us to conversion. He challenges us to remember that we are all sinners and are in need of healing and grace, “let he who is without sin cast the first stone!” Let us rejoice in God’s abundant mercy and love! I was moved by how many of you came to encounter our Lord in the Sacrament of Reconciliation this past Tuesday and I hope it was a positive and renewing experience for you! If I can make one suggestion, keep coming back to this font of renewal and allow the Lord to help you in your daily spiritual battles.  He is our strength and our hope! Let us also keep in our hearts and prayers our new Holy Father (hopefully already elected or soon to be!) May the Lord guide him by the light of the Holy Spirit and may he shepherd the Church faithfully in in love!

+Father Jason