WE ARE THE LIGHT OF THE WORLD

My sisters and brothers the first reading and the gospel repeat one idea, we are the light of the world. Why did Jesus say that we are the light of the world? Because there is no light? Because people were in darkness?

Why Jesus is the light of the world? Because he saves us; because Jesus forgives our sins, because Jesus shows us the real face of God; his father who is love. Because he teaches us how to get the heaven, He gives our lives another meaning. He teaches us how to be happy. He illuminates our minds. He teaches us how to love each other. He teaches another new doctrine, and so on. But today, Jesus says in the gospel: “your light must shine before others.”

First of all, we know what light is; the power; the electricity. Why is electricity important? Actually, most of the things depend from on electricity. What happens when we do not have light? People get upset, nervous, disappointed, worry, depends on what you are thinking about.

Most of the time, the power goes off at night. when the power is off what happen? We do not see. We get scared. We do not have security. We can not watch TV. The heater or AC does not work. It is not comfortable to not have electricity.

Jesus says to us: you are the light of the world. What does this mean? We are important to him. We are now the messengers; in some way, people depend on us.

We have said in other Sundays that we read the bible to know the will of God, but to read the bible will not save us if we do not do the will of God. What is the will of God? To love God and to love the neighbor.

If Jesus reminds us that we are the light of the world because sometimes or many times we forget it. Sometimes we seem like we are not caring for others.

So, the light now depends on us and the church. You and I are the church. So, we have a lot of responsibility. What happens when people are in darkness? We follow our own feelings, instincts, thoughts, and in many times, we are not really good people.

I am from Mexico. I do not understand why people can kill people without mercy. Many times, we have seen in the news, how people kill others just for fun. This week, 4 people with big guns killed 9 people without mercy, 5 children and four young adults who were playing Playstation. Completely innocent people.

For example, we saw in this week in the political arena, a law that supports those who have money and power independently, whether they are guilty or not. People lie a lot. Darkness brings destruction, division, cold sense, sadness, confusion, anger.

I think it is convenient to light in the light, to have Jesus in our hearts and to share him with others. I think to be far from Jesus is not good and it is not convenience. Today, I hope that we can make the decision to be the light, to be good examples for others. If we really want to be happy we need to work to be the light and to carry Jesus everywhere.

Pastor's Corner

Fr Camacho1

HAPPY MOTHER’S DAY!! I pray that the Lord continues to bless our mothers who have spent their lives giving to their children love, tenderness, compassion, sacrifice, values, and God.  Also, we pray for our mothers who are in heaven.  We pray for the young mothers that they find in loving their children their maximum goal of their lives. We pray for the young ladies who are pregnant and who have been thinking to have abortion, that they remember that to give life is the greatest gift and job that a person can do. Congratulations to all of them and I pray that fathers of their children support and love their spouses and children.

The Archdiocese of San Antonio is projecting to reopen the churches but with restrictions by May the 18th.  However, in our town, some cases of the COVID 19 came up to bring some kind of concerns in our community. Please, I am asking to continue to care for each other, to wear your mask everywhere.  It is the only way that we can protect others and protect ourselves. Let us continue to pray to God for protection and healing while doing our part.

During this month of May, we are administrating the sacraments to our sisters and brothers who were scheduled to receive the sacraments on Easter Saturday. Congratulations to all of them and to their families.  May the Lord continue to bless them and protect them from any disease and any kind of evil, Amen. 

I invite you to continue connecting with us at 11 am on Facebook to celebrate masses together. Remember to take one of the bulletins from the church.  Continue reading the bible, the Catechesis of the Catholic Church, the bible insight and the pastor’s corner. Thank you to all who continue to sponsor our church.  God reward you abundantly.