WINTER 2016 EDITION
A Letter from Father Mike
The famous Carly Simon song, “Anticipation”, comes to mind as I offer some reflections for this edition of our famous “News From the Pews”. We naturally look to the future, sometimes overlooking the beauty of the present moments of life. As we naturally look to the future, we are in the “anticipation mode”.
As I build on this reality, we find ourselves in the Advent Season, and we anticipate Christmas and Jesus’ Second Coming. Many of us joyously anticipate Christmas because of spending time with our families and the genuine good spirit among people as Christmas approaches. I honestly wonder how many of us joyously anticipate Jesus’ Second Coming in glory at the end of time? We listen to these words during Mass when Eucharistic Prayer 3 is used, “…as we look forward to his second coming”. Jesus will come in glory to judge the living and the dead; for some such a truth may be frightening. Truthfully, each of us is judged justly and mercifully.
Perhaps our having that “good spirit” of Christmas every day, in every season, may remove the fear of judgement. A blessed Christmas, Assumption BVM family.
Peace and love,