St Francis of Assisi, Calgary

AUGUST 14 2016
TWENTIETH SUNDAY OF ORDINARY TIME (C-2)

From the Pastor’s Desk:

Dear Parishioners:

“ I came to bring fire to the earth, and how I wish it were

already kindled ! “ Luke 12 49-53,

One might think wrongly that Jesus declare WAR when he said:

I came to bring fire to the earth, and how I wish it were

already kindled”

We all are longing for peace. The struggle we are making is on

our self transformation, self- perfection as Jesus said “ Be perfect

as your Father in heaven.” We are engaging into a sort of spiritual

battle.

Jeremiah the prophet was struggling to correct the power structure

of his human society. Today’s Gospel reminds us of that battle.

The trials, sufferings and tribulations are part of each Christian’s

life.

Faith in God should help us to carry on this struggle into its success.

The victory over the evil. Though I am afflicted and poor, yet the Lord

thinks of me” The Lord accompanies me through all persecutions.

With the Lord we stand up and be counted, when principles are at stake

and our voice needs to be heard. That is the struggle Jesus reminds all

his followers.