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Defined in Christ

June 15, 2019

Dear brothers and sisters,


                What defines who I am?   Is my appearance?  No: we get old.  Things change; things fall apart.  Is it my intelligence?  No: our memory starts to fade.  Is it athletic ability?  No: you get past a certain age and you start to feel that you need a daily dose of WD40 just to keep from breaking down.  Is it my work?  No: that can change.   Is it my own moral righteousness?  No: the older we get, the more we realize that on our own  we´re not capable of being good.  Is it my sins, my history, all the things about my past that I wish I could change?  No: My sins do not define who I am.  So what does?  Today is Trinity Sunday, the mystery of God, who is love, God the Father and God the Son who love each other so much that their love is life, their love is the Holy Spirit, God who loves us so much that the Son became man, became one of us, to save us from our sins and make us sons and daughters of God.  This is what defines who I am: a beloved child of God.  God is not some lonely principle of being.  God is a communion of persons, united out of love, and we are all created and called to share in that.


            Happy Father’s Day to all fathers today!


With blessings,

Fr. Reichlen



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