By: Sue M. Powers
Hundreds even thousands of Starling Wings;
creating a symphony sailing across the Sky,
a Heavenly dance for those of us fortunate enough
to be at this place… at this time…
Look up, See the Dance, The Illusion is Other Worldly,
We are awestruck… this is God Centered,
If we are so moved we are touched in the vulnerable and
“All is Place”.
I wonder… does God observe our “Soul Filled Prayers” in this way.
As a Beautiful Symphony across the Universe, Presented to Praise.
We are; “Dancing in Meditation, A Prayerful Harmony, A Moving
Melodic Filled Hymn” addressed to THE LORD…
Murmurings in our Glorious and Melodic Ribbon of Song
Our Prayers Gliding Through Space…
God is Everywhere…
God is Within Us…
God is Love…
Dear Faith Family,
Happy Father’s Day to all you great dads out there. This is my fourth Father’s Day and I am definitely looking forward to eating some hot chicken sandwiches while watching some baseball … after Mass, of course.
Before I had kids, I feel like I had a good understanding of who God is. I was raised Catholic, made my faith a priority in my life and studied theology in college. Just like everyone, I had my ups and downs, but the idea of God was understood within them. I also had a great family who were great examples of God’s love. I was blessed.
When I had kids, things changed. The idea of God as my Father somehow became more clear.
Sure, it can be easy to say that God created all things and because of that, He is the Father of all created things. But when I became a father myself, I learned through my imperfections that God is the perfect Father. His unconditional love and that he is yearning to spend eternity with me in paradise has become more clear to me.
I try my hardest, but like any other person, I can fail at unconditional love. Our God does not ever fail at this.
At our Year 2 Confirmation Retreat we always talk about how the love of your parents (which is immense and admirable) is barely a blip on the radar compared to the love that your Heavenly Father has for you, which is perfect and completely unconditional. If we are so moved by an imperfect love (since we all are imperfect), how great of an impact should God’s perfect love have for us?
Our Heavenly Father does not become greater/stronger with every one person who worships Him, but he does all things just to be with you. He gets nothing out of it, He just does. This idea became so clear to me once I had kids and it has helped me to become a better father. Although I have selfish streaks, I can look to my heavenly Father to take a stab at being a good dad.
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Persons with mental illness often suffer in silence, hidden and unrecognized by others. Consider this stark contrast: a person with a medical disease, such as cancer, will usually receive an outpouring of sympathy and support from their parish and community; a person diagnosed with a mental illness, such as depression, crippling anxiety, or bipolar disorder, frequently experiences isolation and inadequate support, often because of the unjust social stigma of mental illness. This should not be so in our civic communities and cannot be so in our Catholic communities. Those living with a mental illness should never bear these burdens alone, nor should their families who struggle heroically to assist their loved ones. We Christians must encounter them accompany them, comfort them, and help bear their burdens in solidarity with them—offering our understanding, prayers, and tangible and ongoing assistance. – from Hope and Healing
Padre Serra is committed to accompanying you and your loved one and offers these resources:
Questions: Teresa Runyon email@example.com or (805) 482·6417 x322.