Dear parish family and friends of St. Julia,
This weekend in our Gospel from Matthew 5:38-48 we will hear some of the most difficult teachings of Jesus: Love your enemies. This is a tough one.
Sometimes we may ignore, avoid, or downplay the teachings of Jesus. Too difficult? We move on. Yet so many times the difficult teachings have the power to change our lives. Correction - transform our lives. That is what I want for each and every one of us - lives that are transformed, all through the power of the Holy Spirit. Jesus once again speaks the words we need to hear.
In a few short days we will begin the season the Lent, a time of transformation. May we dig our teeth into the difficult teachings of Jesus. Remember, with God all things are possible.
I had a very pleasant time away, and I look forward to seeing everyone this weekend for the source and summit of our faith, the Mass.
May God bless each of you and those that you love.
From Our Pastor