From the Deacon’s Desk 06/13/2021

Dear Friends:

Our Gospel story from Mark 4:26-34 today talks about things we don’t fully understand. How a seed germinates and a plant grows is hard for us to grasp. Sometimes I wonder if we really need to understand how a tiny little acorn can produce a tree as mighty as an oak or how a tiny little white seed can produce the most delicious tomatoes we can imagine. Some of these things are just mysteries and are better left for those who have studied how it works. We can always ask them if we really need to know.

There is one mystery, however, that we should try to understand. That is how the Kingdom of God fits into our daily lives. I’m not saying we all have to become theologians, priests, deacons or enter religious life. What I am saying is that each of us should work every day to try and understand what God wants of us as we continue our journey toward a more complete union with him. While it is important for us to have a career and interests, the most important thing in life is our relationship with the Lord. When we have a strong friendship with God the Father, his Son, and the Holy Spirit, we will find that the rest of our endeavors and plans become secondary in importance. We begin to realize very quickly that the most important thing is that relationship, and everything else is the ways and means we have at our  disposal to develop that relationship.

May God grant us all the grace we need to develop our love of him in everyday life.

Peace and All Good!

Deacon Jim