18 August, 2019
Post By : Jason Charron
10thSunday after Pentecost August 18th, 2019
From the Desk of the Pastor…
Glory to Jesus Christ! Glory Forever!
What a marvelous time it is, these festival days! Seeing so many people, both familiar and new, come into our church really reminds me of what God’s kingdom is going to be like. There we will see old family and friends, as well as countless new ones. We’ll learn of all the prodigious deeds of faith and love that myriads of people did for the glory and praise of Christ, often in secret and with nobody to tell. On that great day we’ll learn how hard certain people worked to spread the glory of God on earth. On that great day all the gaps will be filled, and I’m speaking about those connections we cannot make in this life between people and things that leave us hanging and questioning. In God’s presence, it will all be revealed. We’ll know God as He truly is, and we’ll understand each other in the light of God because we are all made in His image and likeness. “Now I get it!” will probably be the most heard expression in heaven (after Alleluia).
Our parish festival serves as a springboard. People come here for the social and are given a push into the spiritual. You see, through the connections made here, the good food they taste, the good music they hear and the friendly atmosphere they experience, these many new faces hopefully take away from it a sense of Holy Trinity as a place to which they hope to return, much like migratory birds do to a fresh watering hole. As you see new and familiar faces, make a point to invite them back again: not next year, but next week. We all seek to belong to a group of like-minded people who will love us, care for us, hold us accountable and show genuine concern for our well-being of body, soul and mind. During this festival, let’s all take advantage of the good atmosphere and make a point of invite others to join our spiritual family here in Carnegie. God did tell us to be fruitful and multiply, so let us go out of our way today and invite someone to come to Holy Trinity each week on our way to church.
Jason, priest and sinner.