Think on These Things: Spiritual revival needed

Come on my good people. Acknowledge the fact you need God. A spiritual revival is needed badly

  • Mar. 19, 2012 8:00 a.m.

“Come, back to me, with all your heart

Don’t let fear keep us apart.

Long have I waited for your coming,

Home to me; and living deeply our new life.”

When we are baptized we are joined to Jesus Christ in a bond that can never be broken. An indelible mark is made on our soul that will last for all eternity. We are now entering the third week of Lent.

This is a time of deep prayer and fasting and of drawing closer to Christ. It is also a time when we are asked to reach out to our neighbors and help them whenever we can. The food bank is a good example.

Every person can or nearly every person can afford to make some type of donation to the food bank. Jesus was very clear on the seriousness of charity to our neighbor in the Gospels. He even made it an integral part of our own judgment. God is a merciful God but he is also a just God.

I cannot begin to fathom why people stay away from God, have no time for him. They cannot even give him one hour on a Sunday. Why is this? We all know that we will die one day and will be destined for heaven or hell. Does it not bother you as to which of these places you will end up? What about your children? Are you teaching them about God’s love and how it came to us at a very deep price for Jesus Christ?

Out of the whole week He only asks for one hour on a Sunday and the vast majority cannot even manage this. Come on my good people. Acknowledge the fact you need God. A spiritual revival is needed badly, very badly, in Clearwater. Please be a part if it.

 

God bless you and your children abundantly.

– Father Donal O’Reilly, St. James Catholic Church