Pastor's Message

Dear Sisters and Brothers,

BREAKING OUT FROM BEHIND CLOSED DOORS On the evening of first day of the week, even though the disciples had locked the doors of the place they were for fear of the Jews, Jesus came and stood before them…” we read in this Sunday’s Gospel. These same men who knew Jesus intimately, who lived with him, who were personally called by him, and to whom he had confided the secrets of The Reign of God (John 1:39), are now secretly locked away in hiding behind closed doors, paralyzed with fear. How many times do we behave in the same way? We call ourselves Christians but we frequently find reasons to hide that identity when revealing it might cause “complications.” Other times, we don’t exactly “hide” our Christianity, but we can fall into the tendency to be “clubby” and to only share our faith with a select group of friends with whom we feel comfortable. We call ourselves Christians, and that means participating in the outward dynamic of evangelizing the world, but then we shy away from people who think differently than we do, and caution becomes the rule of the day. Jesus did not let closed doors get in his […]

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