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January 31, 2021

FROM THE DEACON’S HEART

Hello to Holy Name of Jesus Parish!

“In this basic core (of revealed truths derived from the same divine source)…what shines forth is the beauty of the saving love of God made manifest in Jesus Christ who died and rose from the dead....”  Pope Francis in The Joy of the Gospel, paragraph 36.

The key to rising above all the shrill debates about politics….. is to focus on the great love God has for us!... Do we really know that love?.... As we come to know God’s love more and more… we will be beacons of love and light.

In our 2nd reading this weekend from the first Letter of St Paul to the Corinthians…. Paul says:  “I should like you to be free of anxieties.”  Then he mentions anxieties of things of the Lord and of the world 4 more times in this short passage.

For me, being more free of anxieties is one of the great joys of my faith!  Knowing the great love that God has for me helps me to deal with the worries and anxieties of this world and the next.

Diving into God’s great love is the best way to deal with the anxieties we all face!

Peace be with you and your family! (and hopefully fewer anxieties and more love)

Deacon David Southworth, Parish Administrator