Our Lady Queen of Peace Catholic Church and School
House Springs, MO. 63051
With the Spirit at our side, and mindful of the Blessed
Mother, we follow God's will and the teachings of
Jesus Christ, especially through Sunday Worship and the
care of parishioners for one another and by connecting life and faith on a
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February 18, we again begin the Season of Lent. We begin again that
journey to hope, that journey to peace, that journey to community - the
journey to Resurrection and Resurrected life.
Sunday of Lent Reflection
baptized by John in the Jordan. I was fully immersed in the life of my
brothers and sisters. I came out of the river knowing that I had
something to offer my brothers and sisters, I had a mission. But what
was it? What did my father want me to do? I wasn’t sure that I knew. I
wasn’t sure that I was ready.
I spent the next forty days in the wilderness, alone with my father,
praying, asking for guidance, trying to find out what my mission was. I
was lonely, hungry, uncomfortable, and so unsure. During those forty
days the temptations of the world beckoned me – to be comfortable,
powerful, popular, successful. But I stuck it out and I learned that I
had all that I needed – I had my father’s care, I had his plan for me,
and I had my brothers and sisters whose life in this world I shared. The
forty days were hard, but what came next was harder still. I began my
mission; I began my journey.
You, too, have been immersed with me in the life of our brothers and
sisters. You too have been baptized and, like me, you too have a mission
to accomplish. Will you come with me into the dessert to rid yourself of
all distractions? Will you come with me into the dessert to strip away
the temptations of the world and try to discover what your mission is,
what part you have to play in my father’s plan? It won’t be easy and
what comes next, really living that mission, that will be even harder. I
know. That’s the way it was for me.
Will you walk with me?
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