Reflection for the 4th Sunday of Lent
In the Eucharistic preface prayer for this Sunday, we reflect on the following excerpt: By the mystery of the Incarnation, he has led the human race that walked in darkness into the radiance of the faith and has brought those born in slavery to ancient sin through the waters of regeneration to make them your adopted children.
The Clarion call for the faithful is centered on the Incarnation, the One who came for the salvation of all humanity. We stumble, we fall; Redemption is found in the journey Christ followed to the Cross.
Where are the crosses in our life that seek this redemption, healing, and light, in the midst of darkness?
My friend, Deacon Lou Primozic, started a ministry about eight years ago, to bring Light to others. He found that his passion to serve the suffering was taking away from his Diaconate responsibilities and received permission from the bishop to leave St Basil and devote full time serving as a Deacon in the neighborhoods, reaching out to families and bringing comfort in situations that seemed hopeless. His ministry started by a simple ask: I am starting a ministry to serve God’s Kingdom, are you in? And the answers came in from so many: Yes, I’m In!! In collaboration with the Christ Child Society of Greater Cleveland, I’m in Ministry recently delivered their 1000th Child Bed, complete with bedding and books, to an underprivileged household. This is just one example of many on how they serve.
The mystery of the Incarnation is the Eucharist; we are relational, connected in and through the love of the One who died for all, our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. For this short time on earth, the possibilities to bring Light are eternal, because Christ defeated death and sin. May you have a Blessed and Spirit filled Lent. We will soon gather to celebrate Easter Sunday; as it says in the prayers, a time a regeneration, for we are God’s Adopted children, sharing in His Divine Life.