I recently met with an old friend for a meal. Though we don’t see each other as often as we would like these days, this friend is someone who has been with me during many good and bad times of my life.

After spending time with my friend, I began reflecting on the importance of having a community around us as we fulfill God’s purpose for our lives. When we are discouraged, we need someone around to help and encourage us.

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Our lives are best lived when they are lived and shared with others. We are meant to live in community, and we appreciate the support, wisdom, and encouragement of friends. The church itself is a community of God’s people—a place where we all belong and may inspire each other in the ways of faith.

This is one of the many reasons that I am so grateful that we are able to celebrate Sunday Mass at Mercy Home with so many faithful viewers. Even if you happen to be alone, in the hospital, or elsewhere, the truth is that you are never alone. The Lord is with you, as are thousands of other believers who are praying with you right at this moment. Together, we build up the Kingdom of God through out prayers, sacrifices, and good works.

“Our lives are best lived when they are lived and shared with others. We are meant to live in community, and we appreciate the support, wisdom, and encouragement of friends.”

As a community of believers, we are all called to do the work of Christ and further his mission. We do what we are able as God’s people: we come to Mass to pray together, we support the needs of the poor, and we encourage family members, friends, and neighbors in difficult moments. In this way, we are able to bring Christ’s peace and healing presence to others.

During this month, I encourage you to continue preaching the Gospel and supporting one another in this journey. Know that while you do, you will be in my thoughts and prayers and I will encourage you along the way.

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  1. Georgia Litzenberg, S.C. says:

    Thank you so very much, Father Scott, for the comments about needing others.
    I Thank Jesus every day that I have a community to share with and also much support from you.
    God Bless you Father Scott , ALWAYS in ALL WAYS.
    Joy in the Risen Christ and a continuous Easter Season.
    Peace,
    Georgia, S.C.

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  2. Linda D says:

    You said something I need to hear. I tend to hold things in and not wanting to bother anyone when I need input. But you are right, we do need friends to help us along the way. I think when I am in need I will ask for support. All they can say is no, right? Then I will go to the next person. I trust in God’s Mercy and His Provision. He is always with me. Receive the Complete Blessings of the United Hearts. And thank you for helping our children/

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  3. JOAN Kujawa says:

    Love that you are here on facebook! I appreciate everything about Mercy Home and Sunday Mass. It is my 30 minute holy hour to begin my Sunday worship here at home. I receive your mailings and am a regular donater to the children. Thank you for all you do! As you always say!

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  1. Georgia Litzenberg, S.C. says:

    Thank you so very much, Father Scott, for the comments about needing others.
    I Thank Jesus every day that I have a community to share with and also much support from you.
    God Bless you Father Scott , ALWAYS in ALL WAYS.
    Joy in the Risen Christ and a continuous Easter Season.
    Peace,
    Georgia, S.C.

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  2. Linda D says:

    You said something I need to hear. I tend to hold things in and not wanting to bother anyone when I need input. But you are right, we do need friends to help us along the way. I think when I am in need I will ask for support. All they can say is no, right? Then I will go to the next person. I trust in God’s Mercy and His Provision. He is always with me. Receive the Complete Blessings of the United Hearts. And thank you for helping our children/

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  3. JOAN Kujawa says:

    Love that you are here on facebook! I appreciate everything about Mercy Home and Sunday Mass. It is my 30 minute holy hour to begin my Sunday worship here at home. I receive your mailings and am a regular donater to the children. Thank you for all you do! As you always say!

    Reply

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