May 22, 2011
A Word from Fr. Hilary…

On the eve of His departure from this
world, Jesus bids farewell to His disciples
who are
loneliness and loss of leadership. Trying to
calm their anxiety, He tells them not to be
troubled by His absence because He has
gone off to prepare a home for them in His
Father’s house!  Now with words of

frightened by the prospect of

consolation and instruction Jesus offers
them a proper remedy for all of their troubles. He tells them that
they are to have faith in God and confidence in Him.  Jesus describes
himself as “leading the way to God the Father” and paints a picture
of heaven as a spacious place
News is that no matter who we are there is a place waiting for us in
the kingdom.

with room for everybody!  The Good

However desperate our situation, faith in Jesus Christ will break the
grip that cares and worries exercise upon us.  If we really believe
this promise of Christ –
hustle and bustle will go out of our lives.

a lot of the

not to let our hearts be troubled –

I get a kick out of Jesus’ response to Philip’s longing to see the Face
of God!  He says:  “have I been with you all this time and still you do
not know me?”  Well, this is certainly food for thought. Is it not true
that because we are spiritually in a state of dim awareness we often
fail to recognize Jesus for whom He really is? It’s difficult to hear the
gentle whispering of the Voice
unless we develop pockets of silence where we can un-clutter our
minds and hearts.  Only when we find the space and time each day
to experience the presence of the Lord in prayer can we really look
with understanding at the past and with hope and confidence
future.  Then friends, we will be begin to know the peace and joy He
meant us to have when He said; “let not your hearts be troubled.”

of god in a world of activity and noise
to the

Let us trust in the Lord,
Fr. Hilary