CAMPUS PADRE Offers food for thought
It's been a tough few weeks in our lives, our country and around the world.
We are mindful of the recent devastation wrought by so many ‘natural disasters’ in such a short span of time. We must continue to pray for and put our faith into action in solidarity with, all those in Texas, Florida, Puerto Rico, the Islands of the Caribbean and the people of Mexico.
Over the past two weeks we have also continued to experience the consequences of the racial and political divide that eats away at the very heart of our identity as citizens of these United States of America. An identity which declares, as does our Creed of Faith, indisputable truth… while in the hearts and minds of those who proclaim the words with their lips, it is understood that we are weak and sinful and as a result we fail in so many ways to be able to live these truths and to more perfectly embody them and enshrine them in our culture and institutions. Yet, we do not fail to stand in demonstration of our “allegiance to the Flag of the United States of America, and to the Republic for which it stands, one Nation under God, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all”. With hat in hand and hand upon the heart, we affirm our commitment to tirelessly put our faith into action as we struggle together to shape our nation into a perfect reflection of the ideals we proclaim. So, we also do not fail to kneel and pray, for mercy, forgiveness, healing, and outpouring of the Holy Spirit to raise up a holy revival of extraordinary faith.
Today we are hearing about the horrendous details regarding the ‘mass shooting’ in Las Vegas. Your prayers for the victims of this murderous action and for the needs of our country are as important and necessary as they have ever been. This is yet another solemn reminder of the brokenness of so many people, victims themselves of the ‘Culture of Death’… but it is not in any way, reason for despair or for feelings of being abandoned by God. God continues to raise up Saints from among sinners, and continues to empower us, the disciples of Christ to be agents of change and bringers of the Kingdom… through ever greater fidelity to God and living lives that glorify God!
More than anything else, the Word of God has said… HAVE NO FEAR!
Peace doesn't just happen; it's made.
CampusPadre is a college ministry Priest Chaplain with 30 years experience in youth and young adult ministry, who strives to let the Holy Spirit lead and challenges students to seek holiness above all.