1 Corinthians 13:13:  “Faith, hope, and love; but the greatest of these is love.”

As we look forward to Easter let us practice love. The year 2020 has been a very difficult year for many. The pandemic has changed the way we live and taken the lives of many. We did not celebrate holidays and other events with family and friends. Many have lost jobs while others have worked very long hours to care for the sick.   Our election process has brought out anything but love in so many. Where is our love for one another?

As we reflect on the resurrection and the love Christ has for us, may we find love in our hearts for others. May we put love in the place of hate and fear. Why not make love your anchor? We are all brothers and sisters in Christ.

When Christ returns and gathers His people to live with Him forever, faith and hope will have been realized and the love of Christ will be seen.

From the prayer of Saint Francis

Lord make me an instrument of Your Peace.

Where there is hatred let me sow love.

Where there is injury, pardon.

Where there is doubt, faith.

Where there is despair, hope.

Where there is darkness, light.

Where there is sadness, joy.

O Divine master grant that l may

Not so much seek to be consoled as to console.

To be understood, as to understand

To be loved, as to love

For it’s in giving that we receive

And it’s in pardoning that we are pardoned

And it’s in dying that we are born…

To eternal life.

Amen.

Mary Howle