Weekly Bulletin

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The history of Saint John the Baptist



GOSPEL GLIMPSES
October 17, 2021
Mk 10:35-45

Be careful what you ask for

   Ever long for something, plan for it and then when it happens, feel sheer horror at the place you landed? It takes a very wise heart and strong character to choose only the roads that are best for us. For most of us, we think, dream, pray and then hold on for the ride, because the destination is nearly always surprising. If we’re exceptionally blessed, that surprise is a good one, more often it’s a disappointment.

     And the painful truth is we have no one to blame but ourselves. If we took our eyes off ourselves for a few moments, God and His goals might show through. But that’s a lot tougher than it sounds. Think of disciples spending every day in the presence of God’s only Son. They should have had all the spiritual direction anyone could need. Yet those twelve poor souls fell into the same trap we do, asking for personal gain, to be favored with powerful positions in the kingdom of God. And mercifully Jesus warned them about the road they were choosing – for thrones of glory in His kingdom are paid for with blood, suffering, sacrifice, martyrdom. It’s the age-old story. Dream big, but be ready to pay the price. In other words, be careful what ask for, you just might get it.

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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.