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August is quickly approaching and it won't be long before we will be asking, "Where did the summer go?"  Time is certainly a constant reminder of this physical plane of our existence in God's creation.  For some, time just can't pass quickly enough.  "Are we there yet?" or "How much longer till the cookies are done?" are frequent questions young inquiring minds ask.  Young people wait anxiously to be old enough to drive, go off to college, or to move to a larger more exciting town.  They just can't wait!


"Been there, done that." or "Boy, I'm so glad those day's are behind me!" are bittersweet frequent statements from older mature minds who are content puttering around in comfortable familiar surroundings.  Those who know that true sweetness is in the journey, not the destination.


Yessir!  Time is certainly precious, and as we grow older we know our time in this plane of existence is finite.  But there is a much more precious gift than time for everyone - the gift of our eternal salvation given to the world through God's unfathomable love for all:  The gift of Christ who brings serenity and abundent life to those who open their hearts to him.   


Jesus tells us, “Come to me, all you that are weary and are carrying heavy burdens, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you, and learn from me; for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light.”


It is through our faith in Jesus, his teachings and following his way that we make the most of the minutes, hours, days and years that we have been given.  Most of us have heard these familiar words, "If I only had it to do over again."    That thought and those words will never cross your mind, or your lips if you walk with Christ!


Blessings to you,

Fr. Mark

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