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The history of Saint John the Baptist

June 20, 2021  
Mk 4:35-41

Who cares?

     Some days everything goes wrong. We oversleep, lose our keys, forget appointments. Our life feels like one perpetual aggravation. And sometimes these minor aggravations roll right into more serious pain, we lose our jobs, a loved one dies, a friend is lost.  Whether the difficulties are small or large, we end up with the same cry on our lips, “Why me? Doesn’t anybody care?!” Just about then a well-meaning friend or family member will tell us “God cares.” And at that moment, although it’s the truth, we don’t want to hear, or even believe. We’re mad at the circumstances, mad at the pain, mad at God.

       What our anger makes us forget is God’s unchanging love. Even when we’re hurting, God is there, ever faithful, ready to help if only we invite Him to. He may or may not change the circumstances, but He will stand right beside us, comforting and carrying us through. It’s a precious gift, knowing that God cares even if no one else does. When the storm of pain breaks in our life, and anger threatens to drown us, God will always be there whispering “Be still.” And His hands will hold us safely through the tempest, if only we remember He is already on board, waiting for our call.

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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.