𝗜𝘁’𝘀 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗣𝗮𝗿𝗶𝘀𝗵 𝗨𝗽𝗱𝗮𝘁𝗲 — 𝗨𝘀𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝗼𝘂𝗿 𝗚𝗶𝗳𝘁𝘀. 𝗛𝗲𝗹𝗽 𝗱𝗲𝗰𝗼𝗿𝗮𝘁𝗲 𝗼𝘂𝗿 𝗰𝗵𝘂𝗿𝗰𝗵. 𝗣𝗿𝗮𝘆 𝗳𝗼𝗿 𝗹𝗼𝘃𝗲𝗱 𝗼𝗻𝗲𝘀 𝗲𝘀𝘁𝗿𝗮𝗻𝗴𝗲𝗱 𝗳𝗿𝗼𝗺 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗙𝗮𝗶𝘁𝗵 @ 𝗠𝗪𝗠𝗔. 𝗦𝘁𝗮𝗿𝘁 𝗧𝗵𝗮𝗻𝗸𝘀𝗴𝗶𝘃𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝗗𝗮𝘆 𝗯𝘆 𝗴𝗶𝘃𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝘁𝗵𝗮𝗻𝗸𝘀 𝗮𝘁 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝟵𝗮𝗺 𝗠𝗮𝘀𝘀. 𝗣𝗿𝗮𝘆 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗗𝗶𝗼𝗰𝗲𝘀𝗲 𝗼𝗳 𝗝𝗼𝗹𝗶𝗲𝘁 𝗡𝗼𝘃𝗲𝗻𝗮 𝗼𝗳 𝗚𝗿𝗮𝗰𝗲 𝘀𝘁𝗮𝗿𝘁𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝟭𝟭/𝟮𝟱.
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News from Pastor in Training (P.I.T.)
𝑭𝒓𝒐𝒎 𝑭𝒂𝒕𝒉𝒆𝒓 𝑴𝒊𝒄𝒉𝒂𝒆𝒍
Growing up, my next-door neighbor and good friend had all the talents: from cool toys and a pool in the back yard to the newest gaming system. On top of that, he was the better natural athlete. I was constantly comparing myself to my friend. There was a lot of discouragement that I felt and it showed the depth and depravity of the sin of jealousy.
There are over 8 billion people in the world. Out of the 8 billion people that God created, how many are the same as you and me? Exactly no one else! It is crazy to realize that each human being is unrepeatable and beautifully made. Everyone is put on this earth by God, and given a variety of unique gifts and talents.
Yet, it’s amazing how we can constantly find ourselves stuck in the cycle of comparison and jealously. The reason why jealousy is so dangerous is because it blinds us to the gifts the Lord has given each and every one of us. Catholic writer G.K. Chesterton said, “Gratitude, being nearly the greatest of human duties, is also nearly the most difficult.”
In reading our Gospel, we can get caught up in comparing the number of talents the Lord has given us…..
We hope to see you at any of the weekend Masses 4pm Saturday, 8am, 10am, 12pm, 5:30pm on Sunday, and at any of the encounter Jesus gatherings here @ OLM!
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