This Week's message from Father Steve...

Dear Family,

"When Samuel went to sleep in his place, the LORD came and revealed his presence, calling out as before, 'Samuel, Samuel!' Samuel answered, 'Speak, for your servant is listening.'." (1Sm 3:9-10) 

Jesus turned and saw them following him and said to them, 'What are you looking for?'  They said to him, 'Rabbi' — which translated means Teacher —, 'where are you staying?'  He said to them, 'Come, and you will see.' So they went and saw where Jesus was staying, and they stayed with him that day." (Jn 1:38-39)

We are presented in our readings today with examples of God's invitation to spend time with Him and to listen to Him. Samuel and Andrew and one other disciple of John the Baptist heard the call of God and answered it. They spent time listening quietly to the promptings of God in their lives. They found peace in that quiet time with our God. When was the last time that you spent peaceful, quiet, prayerful time in God's presence? God calls us all to spend that time with Him. We are often so busy in life with all the noise of TVs, radios, computers, phones, etc. that we cannot hear the voice of the One who created us. And then we wonder why so many of us are lost in our daily lives with no purpose or direction. We need answers to our questions and we get depressed and frustrated when we don't find answers. So my question is: When was the last time we took those questions to the One who has all the answers? When was the last time you spent even a small amount of time in Adoration of our Lord? We have that opportunity every Tuesday here at St. Christopher with Exposition and Adoration of our Lord from 8:45 AM to 7 PM in the Daily Mass Chapel. He is there waiting for us! Are we going to respond and spend time with Him as did Samuel, Andrew and the other Disciple? There is nothing to fear! If you have never been to Adoration before, don't let that stop you! There are no prepared texts or prayers to recite. There is no wrong or right way to spend time in Adoration. All God asks is for us to be present with an open heart, and He will do the rest! Give it a try!!!! You will be amazed at how God will use that time to bring you peace!

Praised Be Jesus Christ...Now and Forever!!!

 

Rev. Steven Jekielek, Pastor

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We, the people of St. Christopher Parish, journey to the heavenly kingdom of God our Father by following the example and service of Jesus Christ his Son, inspired daily by the Holy Spirit to lead faith-filled Christian lives.

 


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