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Dear Family,

Jesus instructs us in our Gospel reading this Sunday of the meaning behind the two greatest commandments. He tells the scholar of the law that the greatest commandment is to love God above all things with every part of our being. The second greatest commandment is to love our neighbor as our self. We often stop there when we think about this passage. But Jesus doesn’t stop there! Jesus concludes this teaching but stating that the entire law and the prophets depend on these two commandments. What did He mean by this? First, we need to look at the Ten Commandments. The first three refer to God Himself and how we are to honor and worship Him. The rest have to do with our treatment of other people, that is, our love for neighbor! The Ten Commandments are the basis of all Jewish laws. If we are being honest, they are the basis of many of our laws! What did Jesus mean by the prophets? When we read the Old Testament, we see that the prophets are always teaching about how the people had forgotten their calling to worship God and about the mistreatment of people, especially of the poor and foreigners. Hence, the Commandments were not being followed by the People of God! Our First Reading from the Book of Exodus relates Moses reminding the people to treat others fairly as God had treated them by freeing them from Egypt. This is a very powerful message for us in our time as well! How has God blessed us? Are we willing to bless others by our treatment of them? Are we willing to do everything we can to protect the weakest among us? Have we remembered to take time each and every day to praise God for His graciousness toward us? Let us pray over this very important instruction from our God!

Praised Be Jesus Christ…Now and Forever!!!!

Father Steve 

St. Christopher's Monday Reflections

Sunday  Mass 10/25/2020

 

Letter to the Catholic Faithful

 

Buffalo Diocese link: Road to Renewal 

 

Mission Statement

We, the people of St. Christopher Parish, journey to the heavenly kingdom of God our Father by following the example and service of Jesus Christ his Son, inspired daily by the Holy Spirit to lead faith-filled Christian lives.

 

Forming Consciences for Faithful Citizenship A Call to Political Responsibility from the Catholic Bishops of the United States

 

Pastors, Parishes and Polital Responsibility

 

Respect Life Message From Bishop Scharfenberger

 

 

           

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& Friday 6:45 AM

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