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May 22, 2022
John 14:23-29

Not in front of company!

     Guests can be a welcome or an irritating presence. Regardless of which category however, guests bring out a special set of manners in the homes they visit. How often we hear the cry, “Not in front of company!” To avoid offending visitors, or embarrassing ourselves we polish our actions like our silver, at least for the length of their visit.

     As Christians we tend to treat our faith the same way. We put on our Sunday best clothes and behavior to welcome Jesus for his weekly visit. But today’s gospel has a disturbing reminder for Christians:  Jesus and the Father are permanent houseguests! There is no “dressing up” for God, He sees us just as we are, every hour of every day. If there is something we wouldn’t do on Sunday, in His house, we shouldn’t do it on Monday in our house either. We should remember the Heavenly “company” who deserves our best behavior every day. 

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Mission Statement

Our faith community of St. John the Baptist, founded on the word of God; welcomes all with charity and love….both the strong of Spirit and those who search. As part of the Universal Church, we acknowledge that God has uniquely blessed everyone with abundant gifts. We celebrate the differences that make all of us equal in the eyes of the Lord….using our blessings to provide all who join us in Eucharist with a heart-felt sense of family and communion. For the Lord has brought you to our door….you are a stranger here but once.