“Since we have a great high priest who has passed through the heavens, Jesus, the Son of God, let us hold fast to our confession. For we do not have a high priest who is unable to sympathize with our weaknesses, for he has similarly been tested in every way, yet without sin. So let us confidently approach the throne of grace to receive mercy and to find grace for timely help.”
When the Father sent the Son as our redeemer, Jesus assumed every part of our humanity, except sin. For this reason He knows and understands us, with our strengths and weaknesses, our cares and our concerns. Because of His identity with us, I am able to seek Him out in my every need.
He knows my deep desire to live as a faithful disciple. He knows that when I fail, He is awaiting me with open arms. Because of His closeness to me, I go to Him without fear, as He gives me the gift of his mercy and grace.
Tomorrow, October 22 is the Feast of St. John Paul II. He served as Pope from 1978 to 2005. He was born Karol Jozef Wojtyla in Wadowica, Poland and died April 2, 2005, the Vigil of the Feast of Divine Mercy. “The Eucharist is the secret of my day. It gives strength and meaning to all my activities of service to the Church and to the whole world…Let Jesus in the Blessed Sacrament speak to your hearts. It is he who is the true answer of life that you seek. He stays were with us: he is God with us. Seek him without tiring, welcome him without reserve, love him without interruption: today, tomorrow, forever” (St. John Paul II, Pastoral visit to Young People of Bologna, 1997)….. Have a good week and may God bless you and keep you always in His Love!
Joyfully in the Lord,
Rev. Msgr. Edward J. Arnister
Pastor, St. Rose Parish