April 15, 2021
So many crazy things are going on in our world! So many things are causing us to worry! Jesus told Martha that only one thing is needed but, like her, we often forget about what is most important. Jesus has everything well in hand and our worries, frustrations, or anger will only serve to make us miserable. Let us remember Jesus' words to Martha and always turn to Him in order to find the peace we seek.
Today, let us pray that we will always remember that what is most important is our relationship with Christ. If we truly trust in Jesus, He will take care of everything else.
Have a blessed Thursday and please send us your prayer intentions.
Very Reverend Monsignor Gregory Ramkissoon
and the Mustard Seed Communities Family
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Lent Week 1
Lent is here. We are called once again to draw near to Christ through acts of prayer, fasting, and almsgiving. This year we are sharing reflections from a variety of voices within the Mustard Seed Missionaries. First, please listen to this reflection from Deacon Patrick Roche of Norfolk, Nebraska as he shares his message of God's unfathomable love for each one of us.
Lent Week 2
For Lent this year, we are sharing reflections from a variety of voices within the Mustard Seed Missionaries. This week we hear from Deacon Joel Ballantyne of Alpharetta, Georgia as he shares his reflection on Mark 15:15, Scourging of Jesus at the Pillar.
Lent Week 3
This week we hear from Brother Ernest Chikwata, who resides at St. Andrew's House of Formation at Jacob's Ladder, Jamaica. Originally from Zimbabwe, Brother Ernest is a fourth year Seminarian. He shares his reflection on Matthew 27:29-30, Crowning of Jesus with Thorns.
Lent Week 4
This week we have a reflection on John 19:17, Wound in the Shoulder of Jesus, from Deacon Patrick Roche of Norfolk, Nebraska. Deacon Patrick reflects that as Jesus bore the weight of the cross, we can reach out to others and help them bear their burdens. We know that when we reach out to others, we reach out to Jesus Himself.
Lent Week 5
This week we have a reflection on Luke 23:33-34, Crucifixion of Jesus, from Father Garvin Augustine, Executive Director of Mustard Seed Communities International. In his video message, Father Garvin states, "As we look upon the Cross, we should feel the healing touch of God's forgiveness, and we should thirst for God's grace to fight against sin and evil."
Lent Week 6
For this final week before Holy Week, I share a reflection on John 19:33-34, Piercing of Jesus' Side. In this video message, I share the four things we should do during Lent to get us to the resurrection of Jesus. They are:
- Listen to the word of God
- Include everyone