The Church of Saint Agnes

1680 Dixie Highway, Fort Wright, KY 41011

The Church of Saint Agnes
1680 Dixie Highway, Fort Wright, KY 41011

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3rd Week of Easter

Date: 
Tue, 04/21/2015
Author: 
Rev. Msgr. Donald Enzweiler

We are concerned about our relationship with God.
We value our religion and recognize the importance of it for our living.
We seek out and adopt certain attitudes that we believe are relevant
for living meaningful and fulfilling lives.
We constantly turn to the tenets of our faith
and conscientiously observe the traditions passed on to us.
These keep us properly oriented as we navigate through daily life.
 
The goal and the origin of our human existence it beyond ourselves.
We believe it is founded in God; God is the ground of the unity and order
we observe in our universe.
We believe….God not only made our world but God is also in our world.
As rational creatures we have the capacity to recognize the effects of God’s action,
we have an inborn inclination to grasp what is holy.
In other words, we are not content with mere material reality
nor do we believe that it can answer the question of mystery.
 
The possibility of faith is not a human construct.
It is revealed to us by God who summons us to respond
by accepting it as gift and committing ourselves to its purpose.
 
We are people who want to know the truth.
Our search brings us back, over and over again, to Jesus Christ:
the revelation of God’s unconditional love and the ultimate resolution to the problem of evil.
 
Deism entails the belief that God created the world
and then retreated into the distance to observe.
He wound the clock and now allows it to just tick and tock until time runs out.
This is not acceptable theology from the Catholic perspective.
We believe God remains active throughout time.
Most importantly, we believe that in his love and care, God helps us in many ways.
God provides for us what is necessary for our salvation: food…..bread…..sustenance.
More than physical nourishment,
God provides that which maintains and promotes our spiritual strength,
that which keeps us spiritually alive.
Just as manna kept the Israelites alive as they journeyed through the desert
our faith in Jesus Christ keeps us alive as we journey through life.
He is the bread from heaven, given by God to the world.
 
Sometimes we take for granted what we have been given.
Easter is a time to renew our sense of appreciation,
to celebrate the blessing of our faith
and to be reborn in our mindfulness of and interest in God’s abiding presence.
 
“O Lord, during this season of regeneration,
bring our faith to new heights and new depths.  Amen!”