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8 Sunday in Ordinary Time - Quinquagesima
Trust in the Lord! That is the strong message of the readings that we have heard today. Never, ever think that God has forgotten you because that is simply impossible. For our part, we are invited to choose God and reject all that is not of God. The Gospel today is very clear that we cannot choose two masters.
Why would we think that God has forgotten us? Usually because we have encountered some deep suffering in life. For some people, it could that they have never found the right partner and so have never married, but feel called to be married. For others, it may be that they have never felt loved by God. For another it might be the loss of a deeply loved person. There can be so many reasons to feel that God has abandoned us.
It is not easy to believe that in all that happens to us, God is present seeking to bring good from whatever happens. So many of us question why god allows evil to happen and yet we know that without freedom, we would not be truly human as we are.
Do we choose to try to serve two masters? Even saints have admitted that this is true in their lives up until a certain point. It is not that we must choose gross sin or something that is really awful and so clearly against God. Rather, we can continue to choose to be less that God invites us to be. We can choose a more comfortable way to live that makes us less likely to accept sacrifices when they are necessary.
In the First Letter to the Corinthians today we hear that we should not judge anyone. That is a strong piece of advice. It would be nice to think that we actually live that way. Perhaps at times we do. But once in a while we can be listening to our inner thinking and find that we have negative thoughts about others. There is a real challenge to living in inner peace and never judging another person.
This Sunday we can pray for a deeper commitment to God for ourselves and for others. We can ask for a trust that sustains us every day and a commitment that is clearly choosing God. Even if we do not receive those gifts immediately, praying for them is on the way of peace.
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You are invited to join us at 10:00 on any Sunday morning to attend Mass at our church. No matter your background, ethnicity, or denomination, we don't look at that. Just people with good will looking for some place to fill out their souls. If you need comfort, a place to pray, this is the place. We do not judge—it's not up to us to judge. All are welcome.
The Mass liturgy is celebrated in English and booklets are available for you to follow the service in comfort. Please come and worship along side the friendly people of St. Casimir’s.
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St. Casimir's Parish
Polish National Catholic Church
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