St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Church

P.O. Box 1748, 1927 RR 1431,

Kingsland TX 78643

Office: 325-388-3742

Lee Hall: 325-388-0397

Reverend Father Uche Evaristus Obikwelu

Mission: Our Lady of the Lake

120 RR 2233,

Sunrise Beach TX 78643,

4 miles off TX Hwy 71

Twelfth Sunday in Ordinary Time– 2017

Twelfth Sunday in Ordinary Time– 2017

 Why Do We Worry?

 Many of us have Doctors of different          specializations for our different ailments. On a personal level, it has become a common     phenomenon with one of my Doctors to often reply to my question regarding my health     issue, which he perceives as a “worry”. He would always reply to me. “Father, what did Jesus say to us about worry?” With deep smile, I will reply “Even all the hairs of your head are counted. So do not be afraid; you are worth more than many sparrows. Are not two      sparrows sold for a small coin? Yet not one of them falls to the ground without your Father's knowledge.” What profound words of        consolation, which my Doctor helps me to  process by reminding me of this aspect of Christ’s love for us, which ultimately comes from his Father Almighty.


In the Gospel of Matthew this Sunday, my Doctor’s scriptural encounter becomes very glaring. Jesus reminded his Apostles to “Fear no one”, which means do not become           imprisoned by worry. He continues, “And do not be afraid of those who kill the body but cannot kill the soul; rather, be afraid of the one who can destroy both soul and body in        Gehenna”.


How does this pan out in our lives today? In the world of the psychology and psychiatrist, the word worry (mood) is a taboo! That is, it must be avoided if one is to be free from stress and anxiety. But, unfortunately despite the therapy and medication, worries, stress and anxiety still persist. So what is Jesus speaking about here? He is talking about the Power of his Father, who created you and me in his     image and likeness out of his love for us. It is the trust in this love of God that we are invited to embrace at any time the cloud of uncertainties and worries hang around our life. Only God can take away our weaknesses and our troubles – faith and prayer are very important. But, we must believe in his only Begotten Son who came in the flesh and took upon himself the sin of Adam as Saint Paul reminds us in the second reading so that he could restore us to his Father. Jesus makes our worries ineffective.



In Christ,


Father Uche Obikwelu


Jul 21, 2017 Category: Pastors Posted by: cmscharles