Sunday, September 18, 2016

Looking Ahead

Father Perry D. Leiker, pastor
By Father Perry D. Leiker, pastor 

Quote of the Week: “You will find something more in woods than in books. Trees and stones will teach you that which you can never learn from masters.” — St. Bernard of Clairvaux.

After centuries of enduring the sin and scourge of slavery, we can finally ask the question: “Can anyone be master over us?”

And the true and legitimate answer is resoundingly, yes.

But there is and can only be one master; and that is, of course, the true master — Jesus the Christ.

He does not lord it over us, even though we refer to him as Lord. No, this master gives life, heals life, blesses life, enhances life, sustains life, and renews life.

This master is life. In his own words he reveals: “I am the way, the truth, and the LIFE.”

There are some people in life who do horrible things, say horrible things and, when they are called on it, they double down.

Jesus also doubles down — but with love, blessings, grace, and peace. If we respond only a little, that is all it takes — then he doubles down on our efforts.

Father Perry D. Leiker is pastor of St. Bernard Church. Reach him at (323) 255-6142, Ext. 112; email perry.leiker@gmail.com. Follow Father Perry on Twitter: @MrDeano76.

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