As Father Martin is now away on holiday, Father Mervyn presided and preached at the Parish Mass. Our prayers of Intercession were led by Pamela. In his sermon Father Mervyn talked about the statement often heard from teenagers: “it isn’t fair". He quoted President J F. Kennedy who said at a press Conference in the 1960’s “Some men,” he said, “are killed in a war and some men are wounded, and some men never leave the country, and some men are stationed in the Antarctic and some men are stationed in San Francisco. It is very hard in the military or personal life to assure complete equality. Life is unfair.”
Natural disasters are not fair; illness is not fair neither are storms and tornados. But we need to remember that life was unfair to Jesus; he suffered and was crucified. It will only be fair when we reach the perfection of God that everything will be fair. The writer of the Letter to the Hebrews wrote “Faith is the realization of what is hoped for and the evidence of things not seen.” Such things as Justice, Truth, Beauty, Knowledge and Goodness exist in an ordered universe that far transcends our natural world. They are ideals, ideals that are found in God, not in our world. As one writer said “(These) are things hoped for, not yet fully realized. Fairness is one of them.” We will only achieve these things in the perfection of God.
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“O Sing to the Lord with joyful voice”
We need more voices for our choir. Could you join and help “Sing to the Lord” For more details come to church on Sunday morning at 9.15 a.m. Preparations will begin, after the Summer Holiday, for our Christmas Music.