Ready to Help

Dear Parishioners,

Today we’ve heard a message about putting our trust in God. Jesus, in today’s gospel, speaks to the crowd and tells them the Beatitudes.

When we hear Jesus refer to the poor, He’s speaking about those people who had come to realize that they couldn’t depend on the things of this world for happiness. Jesus calls them blessed because they looked to God for their happiness. God meant everything to them, material things meant next to nothing. These people, as Jesus said, were truly blessed.

God is like that. He is always ready to help us. God is especially ready to help us when we are powerless to help ourselves.

St. Augustine expressed the trust we should have in God in these words:

“Trust the past to God’s Mercy,

the present to His Love,

and the future to His Providence.”

Sincerely in Christ,

Father Dominick