Page Three .Ss. Cyril & Methodius Parish. February 26,

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Page Three SS. Cyril & Methodius Parish February 26, 2017 “United in Faith” From the Pastor’s Desk "Therefore, I tell you, do not be anxious about your life, what you shall eat or what you shall drink, nor about your body, what you shall put on. For the Gentiles seek all these things; and your heavenly Father knows that you need them all. But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things shall be yours as well.” Matthew 6:24-34 Dear friends, these words Jesu s directs to His listeners. The listeners in the Gospel are his disciples. Since we have come for today’s Eucharist – we want to be and are the audience. What really does Jesus pass on to His audience? Today Jesus wants to tell us about…show more content…
How does God’s Grace work? Th is can be clearly seen in the history of salvation. For example, it watches over biblical Joseph who is sold by his brothers into slavery in Egypt. It is not you that sent me to be a prisoner – says Joseph to his brothers after many years – it was God, who transformed evil into good and saved the life of a nation. God watches over every man. We will see that – as prophet Isaiah writes in today’s first reading – even if a “woman will forget her sucking child... yet I will not forget you.” God will love and care about man even when he’s faithlessly tracking in the wilderness, even when he’s existing outside the church community. Jesus also tells us today that we should not be overly concerned about our life. Given that we say “Our Father” and we express the need: give us this day our daily bread, it should be clear – we trust in God’s Grace that He knows what we will need today. What does God’s Grace exp ect of us? Only one thing: faith. Abraham was faithful, he was ready to sacrifice his son. As it turned out, God did not want the sacrifice of a dead son, but the father’s faith. Jesus talks about this in today’s Gospel. First seek the Kingdom of God, and He will make the necessary arrangements for everything else. "Father, into your hands I commit my spirit” (Luke 23:46) Jesus’ prayer in the last moments of His passion and death sums up everything. “Commit your way

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