Dear Brothers and Sisters,
In today’s second reading, St. Paul reminds us that God’s way of saving us is very different from the plan we might come up with on our own: while we would prefer some great sign of power, or something that appeals to human logic, God’s plan involves the Cross. When we look upon the Cross we see foolishness and weakness – what kind of Savior would endure such a horrible and humiliating death? Indeed, God’s plan is so radically different than our own way of thinking. As we continue through Lent I want to encourage you to let the Lord keep changing your way of thinking. Remember that this is exactly the call we received at the start of Lent: “Repent, and believe the Gospel!” The Greek word for repent (metanoia) literally means “change your mind”. So we pray for the grace to let go of our way of thinking and let the wisdom and power of God’s plan take control of our life, so that we might be saved.
I hope you’re planning on joining us at two great upcoming events: 1) Our annual OLPH Bull Roast on Saturday, March 17, hosted here at the parish. We’ll have a great St. Patrick’s Day celebration with great food and games. Tickets are available in the narthex of the church – please join us! 2) Our next OLPH Family Dinner Night on Saturday, March 31 from 5-8pm. Join us for another great night surrounded with wonderful food, family and fun. All are welcome!
Have a wonderful Sunday!