February 25, 2024
Dear People of St. Patrick Parish,
The Word SINCERE = Honest, Pure, Genuineness, Absence of Pretense.
This is what we mean when we say that someone is sincere, and we believe in them and let that trust guide us.
Today, we see Abraham show us the meaning of sincere even in a difficult situation.
We turn to the Gospel, and we hear God speak about His Son, Jesus. We see Elijah and
Moses speak with Jesus in front of Peter, James and John. After Jesus’ Resurrection, we will hear Peter, James and John relate this experience they had, to everyone and that including all of us. Are all these encounters real and sincere? As a Christian who believes in Jesus Christ as the Son of God who came to teach us about the Father. Jesus is sincere in both his teachings and his actions. Are we really sincere in how we put this belief into practice as we live our Catholic Faith?
Lent gives us the grace to make this happen.
At every Mass we hear, “This is my beloved Son. Listen to Him.”
At Mass we receive this beloved Son in Holy Communion, and we take Him with us as we encounter all our Brothers and Sisters in the world.
Today is a good day to ask ourselves, am I the follower of Jesus Christ, really sincere in my thoughts and in my actions? Come Lord Jesus and help me to be sincere.
Fr. Larry Young