St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Church

P.O. Box 1748, 1927 RR 1431,

Kingsland TX 78643

Office: 325-388-3742

Lee Hall: 325-388-0397

email:stcharles@nctv.com

Pastor:
Reverend Father Uche Evaristus Obikwelu

Mission: Our Lady of the Lake

120 RR 2233,

Sunrise Beach TX 78643,

4 miles off TX Hwy 71

Twenty-nineth Sunday of Ordinary Time

Our Gaze Must always Focus on God, our        Father.

On this Twenty-Ninth Sunday in the Ordinary Time, the Holy Mother Church brings our attention to the importance of prayer, which is to always   remain focus and gaze at the Lord and not be      distracted by the worries and things of this world.

In the First reading, God showed the Israelites that nobody who remained in him shall be defeated, hence, when Joshua went to war against the       Amalek, Aron and Hur held up the hands of Moses, which means that all the power comes from God. It is necessary that Moses, Aron, Hur, Joshua and the people of Israel noted that their victory came from the obedience of Moses, by raising his hands in   appeal to God’s favor. The responsorial psalm   echoes it better when the psalmist sings, “Our Help is in the name of the Lord, who made heaven and earth”

Likewise, in his Letter to Timothy, Paul reminds us that we should be careful about the kind of      teachings we listen to, especially those ones that contradict the true teachings of the Church. Most Christians often got confused between the true teachings of the Church and “just being nice! ” Paul demands accountability from us, and warned us against complacency toward our faith. He says, “Beloved: Remain faithful to what you have learned and believed,  because you know from whom you learned it, and  that from infancy you have known the sacred Scriptures, which are capable of giving you wisdom for salvation through faith in Christ Jesus. All Scripture is inspired by God and is useful for teaching, for refutation, for correction, and for training in righteousness, so that one who belongs to God may be  competent, equipped for every good work.” In the Gospel of Luke, Jesus  uses the story of the very hard and non-compassionate judge to teach us that persistence in prayer is a mark of a Christian. Yes, God knows everything. He knows our need, but we need to ask. Our gaze must always focus on God, our Father. Amen!

In Christ,

Father Uche Obikwelu

 


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Nov 3, 2016 Category: Pastors Posted by: cmscharles