Amen, Amen, I say to you, he who does not enter through the door into the fold of the sheep, but climbs up by another way, he is a thief and a robber. But he who enters through the door is the shepherd of the sheep.
But I have a few things against you. For you permit the woman Jezebel, who calls herself a prophetess, to teach and seduce my servants to commit fornication and to eat the food of idolatry.
Today, is Fr
John’s 40th Year as a priest. This is something to thank
God for and celebrate. It is also something to reflect on. When I was
ordained last year, there were thoughts of doubts, of a sense of
unworthiness. While the priest’s ordination is different from a
Deacon’s I would think Fr John experienced those emotions also.
Yet, he willingly and courageously answered God’s call. Which makes
one ask, Why would a young man 40 years ago, with the whole world
before him, give up everything to serve God? Who is this God that Fr
John worships, loves and serves? It is quite fitting we celebrate
the Solemnity of the Trinity today because the Trinity is the God
whom Fr John worships and serves. It is also fitting that we
celebrate Father’s day today, since Fr John is our Spiritual
Been reading Revelation. In Chapter 2, Jesus admonishes the Angel of Ephesus and then says in 2:6, "But this you have, that you hate the deeds of the Nicolaitans, which I also hate." This got me to wonder who these Nicolaitans are.
Little sons, it is the last hour. And, as you have heard that the Antichrist is coming, so now many antichrists have arrived. By this, we know that it is the last hour. They went out from among us, but they were not of us. For, if they had been of us, certainly they would have remained with us. But in this way, it is made manifest that none of them are of us. Yet you have the anointing of the Holy One, and you know everything. I have not written to you as to ones who are ignorant of the truth, but as to ones who know the truth. For no lie is of the truth. Who is a liar, other than he who denies that Jesus is the Christ? This one is the Antichrist, who denies the Father and the Son.
1 John 2:18-22