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“So shall my word be that goes forth from my mouth; my word shall not return to me void, but shall do my will, achieving the end for which I sent it”. This quote is from our First Reading from the Prophet Isaiah. Jesus also speaks to this in the Gospel this weekend. We hear the very familiar parable of the seed that is sewn and how the seed’s growth will vary depending on the soil in which it is sewn. Jesus makes it clear in His explanation to His disciples that He is referring to the Word of God when He speaks of the seed. The Word of God’s effectiveness in the life of a person depends upon how receptive that person is to hearing and then living out the Word! We need to remember that God will not force Himself on us. God’s Word is very powerful, but God will never take away our free will to accept it or not. Our readings this weekend call us to reflect on our own life. How open am I to receiving and living out God’s Word? Is my faith life rocky? Is it shallow? Is it deep and ready to be nourished by the Word and allow me to be transformed? We all need to ask that question of ourselves and be honest! Then we need to ask God to help us grow in His Word! There is also another way to interpret that quote from Isaiah. St. John at the very beginning of his Gospel refers to Jesus as the Word of God, Who is God, and Who took on human flesh. Now if we apply that to Isaiah’s prophecy, it takes on a whole different meaning! Jesus was sent from the Father to do the Father’s will and Jesus did not return to the Father until He achieved the end for which the Father Sent Him! This just goes to show us how full of wonder God’s Word really is! How open we are to reading it and allowing it to nourish us is totally up to us!

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

Father Steve

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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.

           

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