It is God’s design to carry out God’s plan for the world through human families. Families on earth have their foundation in the ‘Divine family’, the Holy Trinity. The inherent cohesion within the Trinity and the dynamism of symbiosis in function is the pattern in the design of human families. It is obvious then that the primary purpose of our family is to achieve the cohesion. We must understand that the whole is more than the sum of its parts. Keeping this goal in mind we must focus on our style of function as a family and ask the following questions about our family to have clarity: Are we supportive to each other? What do we do to empower the members in our family? How do we treat our members when they are disheartened or depressed? We live in a time where priorities of life are drastically changing towards the quantitative accumulations rather than the qualitative enjoyment, having a sense of meaningfulness, and being rooted in enriched relationship. Let us rediscover the purpose of God over our families and avail God’s strength and power to win over the worldly currents of consumerist enticements. Let us enhance the flow of love; Let us bring the spring and summer back into our lives.
It is a matter of great joy and praise that our construction work is progressing in an impressive pace. If the present pace is maintained we may be able to finish the work by the end of 2017. It is my earnest urge to every single member to pray for this project so that when the work is over we should feel that we were actively involved in it. Regarding the monetary participation I would like to remind you of the Bible verses (2 Cor. 9: 6-7): “ The point is this: whoever sows sparingly will also reap sparingly, and whoever sows bountifully will also reap bountifully. Each one must give as he has decided in his heart, not reluctantly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver”. I do appreciate all who have paid off their dues and encourage others to give your share at your earliest convenience. May God bless our collective efforts and may God’s name be glorified through all what we do
Our Family Retreat 2017 will take place from 27 -29 Oct at the Green Lake Conference Centre in Wisconsin. Families who can participate surely must use the opportunity. Please pray for the Retreat as well as for the forthcoming programs of our parish and organizations. Let us prepare for the advent and renew our life daily in the power of the Holy Spirit.
In the Lord’s Ministry,
Rev. Abraham Scaria