May the grace and peace of our Good and Gracious God be with you!
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We seem to be experiencing a roller coaster of winter weather. One week the weather is mild for this time of the year, the next is snowy and ice conditions , and the week after that is unpredictable. Whatever type of weather people appropriately, keep washing your hands, and try to stay healthy.
As we enter into this month of historical remembrance, take advantage of reading some black history facts, or share some black history event with others, especially with our young people. if you like the movies, go and see the movie "Selma". It is enlightening, educational, and inspiring.
Our readings today, especially our Gospel, l reminds us how inspired the people of that time were when listening to Jesus. Those gathered to hear Jesus are "astonished" by his teaching, but everyone didn’t follow what he preached. Some continued to do their own thing. When we hear the Gospel preached to us, do we respond to the Lord’s authority with the necessary conversion of heart that it demands? Jesus is only able to give us a new outlook on life when our openness transcends mere listening and moves toward real obedience.
As we listen to these stories of Jesus teaching with authority, what authority does Jesus have in our lives? How do we respond to his message?
Almighty God, we are reminded through your servant Saint Cyprian, of your Spirit always within us and your Continued Presence in us, and of our oneness with You and the Church. May we always grow together and profess You in Faith, Unity, and Hope. Guided by the Holy Spirit, we ask this through Christ our Lord. Amen.