07/02/2016 Pastor’s Message

August 1st, 2016 by Donna in Pastor Message Archive 2016

From the Desk of Fr. Dennis

On My Mind

Write it on your heart that everyday
is the best day in the year.
                                                                                                                              -Ralph Waldo Emerson

July 4th is tomorrow, a day to celebrate our Independence as a country. How will you mark it? A backyard barbeque, a boat ride, a trip to the fireworks? No matter where our plans take us, we should remember that July 4th (like every day) is the “best day in the year.” The “best” day to give thanks for the freedoms we enjoy, the “best” day to celebrate our birth as a country, the “best” day to be profoundly grateful for those in the armed forces.
As you read this, you still have an opportunity to write on your heart, to follow Emerson’s lead. We write, though, with the promise and Person of Jesus Christ. In Baptism, He has written on our hearts that we are a new creation in Him, conformed to His image and likeness. We do not have a cowardly spirit, but one of confidence, courage, fortitude and wisdom.
Allow Christ Jesus to help you, by word and example, that every day we live in Him is the best day in the year.

Happy 4th!
In Christ’s peace,
Reverend Dennis J. Vincenzo

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