A Letter from Fr. Paul - June 17, 2018
There was an inspiring article in the Catholic Herald about our Living Waters campaign. You can
read it at https://catholicherald.org/news/whatsoever-you-do/water-is-life-st-pius-x-parish-provides-clean-water-to-rural-tanzania/ PACT: Pius Parishioners Always Come Through! Congratulations!
Reminder: the open house to thank Barb Abler for her 18 years as director of Tosa Trio Youth Ministry will be held in our cafeteria this coming Sunday, June 24, from 11:15 to 1 pm. Please stop by and congratulate Barb on her retirement and enjoy light refreshments with parishioners from our three parishes.
Our readings this weekend remind us always to trust in God: it is God who is in charge of the growth of the Kingdom of God, not us. But we need to do our part!
To make this point, Jesus compares the Kingdom of God to a seed. The man plants the seed, but after that he has no control over it: it germinates, sprouts, and matures without his control or influence. We have a part to play: we need to plant the seed for others by the way we live, by the way we model patience, by how kind we are, by refusing to denigrate others, by forgiving, by sharing, etc., etc., and God will do the rest.
Remember how in Acts of the Apostles we hear that people exclaimed about the early Christians: see how they love one another! By living the law of love, those Christians planted seeds that God brought to fruition in the lives of others.
Too often we give ourselves a “get out of jail free” card, saying we are “too little” or “too insignificant” to make a difference. But the tiniest witness, like the tiny mustard seed, can bring great results with God in control.
I invite us to reflect this week on how crucial our witness in small things is to the building up of the Kingdom, resolving to do our part so that God can do His. And let us support each other in prayer.
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