Fr. Geary’s Letter, 8-2-2020

Dear Parishioners of St. James:

     Praised be Jesus Christ!

     Jesus was reluctant to perform miracles during His public life because people tended to want more of them and less of Him.  Faith in Jesus might heal your body but it definitely brings you eternal life.  Jesus came to save the lost rather than just exhibit His Divine power by means of  a physical sign.

      The feeding of five thousand men with only five loaves of bread and two fish points to a greater capacity in Jesus to satisfy human desire.  We tend to desire what helps us here and now.  But what of man’s deepest desire, heaven?  Are we even aware of our desire for heaven?  Do we know that Jesus is the only One Who can fulfill our desire for heaven?

     Our bodies need constant care in order to stay alive.  What about our souls?  We are destined for heaven by Almighty God.  How do we care for our souls which will live forever, either in heaven or hell?  Our bodily needs are reminders of our need to care for our souls.  Only Jesus can save our soul.  Are you asking Him to take care of it?  He is the only One Who can satisfy you.

God bless you,

Fr. Geary

Published by St. James, Belvidere

Saint James Catholic Church, Belvidere, IL