Catholic Church
Ashland, Oregon

Fr. Maro’s Weekly Message

fr-maro-smallDear Parishioners,

HE IS RISEN ALLELUIA!!!

A Russian poet once said “Love is not love if it has no future.” Reading that line from the poet in the light of what Jesus Christ has done for us, it is so true. What Jesus revealed to us during his passion was His love for the Father and for us. Now, His resurrection shows that His love is a love with a future, and that future is eternal life. His purpose on earth did not end when He died; rather, it came to fulfillment. The sacrifice that He did for us out of His great love for us is not an end in itself – it is rather, a passage by which He had to go through so that He could give us a future with Him; so that He could bring us to eternal life with Him. What an amazing God we truly have!

As we continue to do our best in living our Christian lives, let us look forward to the future that we have with God in heaven. Let us be transformed by his great love for us and be strengthened by it. Let us be ever mindful of His promise that He will be with us until the end of time.

Brothers and sisters, let us celebrate, for truly our Lord is Risen! Happy Easter!

In Christ, Fr. Maro