Pastor's Desk: 14th Sunday in Ordinary Time
The last time I wrote a few words for the Pastor’s Desk I made all kinds of sporting predictions which have diminished with the passing of time. Some have been more painful than others. Anyway, since Fr. Eoin is on his few weeks’ summer holidays I will once again have the opportunity of writing a few words for the Pastor’s Desk, steering the ship in the right direction and praying for the rise of fallen men from the Lake County!
From our perspective it really feels that summer is upon us with the closing of the Primary Schools last Tuesday for their annual summer holidays. In many ways the year goes by so quickly and for those children who graduated from Holy Trinity School and Scoil Cholmcille we wish you every success on your new adventure in Secondary School starting this coming September. Be proud of where you come from, what you have received and achieved in your respective Schools and go forward with enthusiasm and in good faith.
This Sunday’s gospel challenges us to live life outside of our comfort zones, it’s a situation of standing up and proclaiming the word of God, integrating and making the values of God a real part of our living for the world to see. Whether people listen or not we must still live out our lives to the fullest in witness to God’s spirit. Christ was rejected by His own people in His town so we too must expect rejection because of His message. Though we can take comfort in the words that God’s power is at its best in our weakness.
Just a thought.
A candle loses none of its light by lighting another candle meaning that we lose nothing by giving to another person, especially the three things we crave the most: happiness, freedom and love.
Now for my final sporting predictions of the summer:
Yet again the three super powers of hurling will contest the championship – Kilkenny, Cork and Galway. Perhaps Tipp might be in with a shout. Nevertheless, it’s difficult to look beyond The Cats!
In football, will it be the year of the Dubs? Only a fool would say yes, like myself we are all entitled to dream. Anyway UP THE DUBS and let’s hope you finally do it this year.
Have a good week and keep safe.