Letter for August 17, 2014
20th Sunday in Ordinary Time
Today, as I write you my letter, the first reading
of today’s Mass, Tuesday of the 19th week of the
year, we hear God telling Ezekiel, “Feed you belly
and fill your stomach with this scroll I am giving
you. I ate it and it was sweet as honey in my
mouth.” He said “Son of man go now to the
house of Israel and speak my words to them.”
And then Psalm 119 tells us “Your decrees are
my delight. How sweet to my palate are your
promises—sweeter than honey to my mouth. Your
decrees are my inheritance forever, the joy of my
heart. How sweet to my taste is your promise…
What an awesome image God gives us that His
word, His decrees, are more sweet and satisfying
than any candy, fudge, honey. Yes, to know God’s
word, to know Jesus, the Word made flesh, to keep
close to Him truly satisfies all of our true longings.
And note….we’ll never get a cavity getting too
close to Jesus.
Peace to all and have a Blessed week.
P.S. Thanks again, to all who worked so hard at
the FUNFest and all who came out and had a good
time. Our profits this year are approximately
$60,000, which is an all-time high. It will immediately
help towards our new parking lot expense.
P.S. #2 Friday is the Feast of the “Crowning of
Mary”. Weather permitting, the Mass at 7:00 PM
will be outdoors in our Marian Grotto.