Dear Readers

God’s grace in suffering

Although it is the time of pandemic, it is also the time of proclaiming the Good News.

Front cover of the March 2021 issue

At the moment masks are covering our faces but, for God this is not a problem. His graces and unconditional love penetrate through all masks directly into our hearts and minds.

God exists in eternity as a pure spirit. However, He wants to be closer to each and every one of us incarnated into the flesh and body in the person of Jesus Christ. Like we do, He had an identity, cried, suffered, was betrayed by a friend, had friends and danced at a wedding.

God is perfect, the omnipotent, omniscient originator and ruler of the universe. God is holy and pours His holy life into our hearts. Holiness is a journey; holiness cannot be bought for example at a market. It cannot be sold. It cannot be given away. Holiness is a journey to God’s presence that we must make. We can pray for someone to be holy, but he’s the one who has to work towards holiness not me. Walk in God’s presence, in a faultless way. Holiness can only be attained with the help of four essential elements; courage, hope, grace and conversion.

It is not God who is responsible for tragedies, wars, poisoning the climate and food, broken relationships at home and at work but men who abuse their freedom.

God is fair to all and he forgives those who say sorry for their actions. God is just, which means He is always just. He cannot be unjust, and He defines and sets the standard for justice. God rewards those who keep His commandments and punishes those who transgress them is one standard that runs through the whole of the Bible. “Righteousness and justice are the foundation of your throne; steadfast love and faithfulness go before you” (Psalm 89:14).

I assure you of the constant daily prayers of the priests of the Congregation of St Michael the Archangel for all our readers and their families.

God bless you.

Fr Peter Prusakiewicz CSMA