The Hour

A year ago tonight, my first pastor died suddenly. May he rest in peace. Five years ago tomorrow, Pope John Paul II died.

Here is a Holy Thursday homily:

At the Last Supper, the Lord Jesus raised His eyes to heaven and gave thanks and praise to the Father.

The Father made us; He cares for us at every moment. Let’s recall some things the Lord Jesus taught us about the Father:

Consider the ravens. They neither sow nor reap, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Of how much more value are you than they?

Consider the lilies of the field, how they grow; they neither toil nor spin. But even Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed like one of these. If God so clothes the grass of the field, will he not much more clothe you?

Are not two sparrows sold for a penny? And not one of them falls to the ground without your Father’s will. You are of more value than many sparrows. All the hairs on your head are numbered.

To get home to this heavenly Father Who made us and cares for us—that is the goal of our lives. God is the source, the sustenance, and the purpose of life. He is the most real thing in our lives. God is the all in all.

But guess what? Right now, God is invisible.

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