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Fr. Zachariah's Message

Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ,

“I believe that I shall see the good things of the Lord in the land of the living.”
This is our response for the psalm of the 7th Sunday of Easter.
The Psalmist pens the deep yearnings of his heart for life eternal with the Lord. This hope is strong. It allows him to face all the tri-als and tribulations in life; both the natural trials and the human persecutions. “The LORD is my light and my salvation; whom shall I fear?” The Psalmist asks, “Of whom should I be afraid?” Not armies! Not loss of family! Not principalities! Not Darkness! Not Disease! Not men who can only destroy the body! The hope that we have in God as our ultimate, infinite and eternal happiness renders these sources of fear powerless. For, while they contend for finite powers, we look to heaven.
How is this theological virtue of hope strengthened? Since it is firstly a gift, our hope is strengthen through prayer with almighty God who is the source of our hope: by seeking His Face; by rest-ing in His love; by rejoicing in the many blessings that He has bestowed upon us; especially by means of the sacraments through which the love and grace of God are poured out upon us. By this too our hope strengthened: Jesus prays for us to the Father! (Jn 17:9).
Through hope we are led to love of God. As we are trained in love of God, charity is built up in us which allows us to love our neighbors for their own sake. Hope in God always!
May the love of God, who enlightens all hearts, rest upon you this holy day.

Yours in Christ,

Fr. Zachariah