May 9, 2021
Dear People of St. Patrick Parish,
Do you like to read and hear about love stories? Well, this Sunday we have a great love story.
We hear Jesus tell us “As the Father loves me, so I also love you. Remain in my love.” Jesus also commands us “Love one another.”
LOVE – unselfish loyal and benevolent concern for the good of another. We may not like the way someone acts or their lack of love to others but God loves them and wants them to follow His commands and pray they will repent and change.
We may think about all the people in our lives that we have loved, and do we still love them even in difficult times? Love may challenge us to have to say, I am sorry for how I treated you and I forgive you. Please try not to hurt me again. Love must be for real and not just words to make someone happy.
Today, Mother’s Day we think about how God wanted a man and a woman, out of love for each other to create a life called a child and to love that child forever. Yes, that includes diaper changing, sick nights, hearing “no I don’t want to do it,’ “Dad, I wrecked the car,” “I want, I want,” “Mom tell dad I need money,” etc., etc.
The beautiful Irish Song “A Mother’s Love is a Blessing” She may not be happy with us sometimes but she still loves us, prays for us and even when she is gone she tells God to bless us always.
Happy Mother’s Day to all mothers, grandmothers, godmothers and mothers to be. Today, we pray for you and especially those women who have already gone to heaven.
Fr. Larry Young
Pastor of St. Patrick Church