God has rescued us from darkness and death through Christ his Son, King of Creation and Lord of all.
Even if we think our world is falling apart, even if our world IS falling apart, Christ is with us in his saving power. If the earth or even the universe should collapse and disappear, it would simply make his power and enduring love that much more visible.
God Overturns Evil
The Gospel shows us that the moment of Jesus’ greatest pain and apparent defeat is also his moment of victory. His faithfulness transforms the cross from a tool of death into a sign of hope. The instrument of degrading torture becomes his throne of glory. In a situation of total powerlessness he guarantees the repentant thief something no one else can give – eternal life, a place in his kingdom, a share in his total victory over death.
Through the blood of the Cross, the death of Jesus, we are reconciled to God and called to share the Kingdom with our Saviour and King. No wonder we say, ‘Christ is our life’ and ‘Christ is our hope’.
Thank you for your donations to the “Catholic Missions in Canada” collection, which will be use to help the Diocese of Moosonee, conditions in some of its communities are similar to those in parts of Africa, Asia and Latin America. ]
Two powerful prayers – the Eucharist and the Sacrament of the Anointing of the Sick – help us to open ourselves to God’s healing power. Join us on Wed. Nov. 27 at 7:00pm at St. Monica’s when I will preside at our semi-annual Healing Mass.
May we always trust in the Lord, and have confidence in his saving love.