From the Pastor's Desk

Weekly thoughts and announcements from our Pastor, Fr. Tom Lewandowski.

Happy Easter 2013!

If we allow the Spirit of Jesus to paint our lives, we need not be worried or anxious about the choice and combination of colors.  If we are attentive before God, the colors of humility and expectation, of desire, joy and hope will blend to create a portrait more beautiful than our imagining.

If we allow the Spirit of Jesus to paint our lives, we will soon realize that it will be done with His colors and in His time. The best masterpieces of the centuries have taken a lifetime to complete.  We must allow ourselves to experience the colors of patience and waiting.  The color of waiting readies our hearts and deepens our longing for the Masters’ touch.

If we allow the Spirit of Jesus to paint our lives, we will soon realize that He colors our lives with a rainbow of companions – each different, each unique, each a beauty, yet when blended together, creates a piece more beautiful than the eye can behold: a painting of God, of community, of love lived. Sometimes we desire only the bright and the beautiful colors, but the dark hues of pain, suffering, and loss are such a needed contrast to add depth and substance to the masterpiece.

If we allow the Spirit of Jesus to paint our lives, it will be done with bold strokes from inner freedom, the promise of transformation.  It will be a masterpiece in progress, a movement of liberation, an experience of conversion and of deepening intimacy with the Master.  He will paint with His Word as well as with His brush. He will challenge us to know poverty that He might fill us with Divine richness.  His gentle touch will invite us to allow Him to paint with the paradoxes of truth; life through death, receiving through giving, strength through weakness.

Lord our God, may You paint us with your will. May You paint us with openness and emptiness that we might know the joy of being a masterpiece in progress, being painted by the Master and truly experiencing the bold opportunity to be “OUR CREATOR GOD, STILL CREATING.