A common argument against the existence of God goes like this: if God were all knowing, all powerful, and all good, there wouldn't be suffering in the world. There is suffering, therefore there is no God. That argument assumes all suffering is bad, but our readings for the 5th Sunday of Lent tell us that Jesus was made perfect through suffering. What does that tell us about our own suffering? That's the subject of my "minute homily" this week.
Next Thursday is the Solemnity of the Annunciation of the Lord, the patronal feast day of our chapel. We're celebrating with Mass, Solemn Vespers, and a cookout on the lawn. We hope you'll join us! Find out more in our schedule below.
Special Note: This newsletter is being sent out on Friday, March 19, the Solemnity of St. Joseph. Solemnities are the highest order of feast day on the Church's calendar, which means when they fall on a Friday in Lent, we don't observe the usual abstinence from meat. So feel free to enjoy a hamburger or steak today - just say a prayer of thanks to St. Joseph!