Striving for Deeper Holiness: Pastor’s Weekly Spiritual Message
In the Gospel, the father asked both sons to help him in his vineyard. One said no, but ended up going. The other said yes and did not go. Then the Gospel says, “Which of the two did the father's will?' They said, 'The first.' Jesus said to them, 'In truth I tell you, tax collectors and prostitutes are making their way into the kingdom of God before you.” The first child did not want to go, but chose to because he knew it was the right thing to do. Sometimes it is not what we want to do that is the way of God, it is what we should do that is the way.
Dear members of Saint Clement,
Our beautiful church and historic buildings have been points of great pride and blessings for our community for over 100 years. Each time I enter Saint Clement Church, I am absolutely in awe of the dedication of the first group of parishioners who, with so much generosity and vision, came together to build our amazing church. However, like every historic building, our church and our office and rectory buildings require loving care and updates. I would like to share with you some updates on the work we need to do this Fall.
I have a hard time with forgiveness. My friends tell me that my difficulty is due to the fact that I am a Scorpio. But since I don’t believe in the power of the stars and planets to influence my life, there must be another reason.