I could logically take this time and space to make a political stand. I personally do not believe that Jesus would, given the opportunity. He was known for saying such things as, “give to Cesar what is Cesar’s and give to God what is God’s.” We have made our Christian nationalism a new idol and have lost the actual work of Christ within ourselves and what it means to “live” as Christians in a world that is not Christian. I go back to the many times in which Jesus gave His followers tasks, duties, whatever you desire to call it. He called them, as He calls us, to live a certain way. I am reminded of His words to Peter. Jesus had just risen from the grave and was appearing to people when He appeared on the shoreline while Peter and others were fishing. Peter had denied Jesus. He failed to stand up for Him as he told Jesus he would do. So why would Jesus extend love and forgiveness?
WAPAKONETA — The Auglaize County Historical Society has successfully applied for funding to provide permanent markers honoring the listing of St. Joseph Catholic Church and School, Wapakoneta, and St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church and Hall, Freyburg, in the National Register of Historic Places.
I am sitting on my back porch enjoying the beautiful evening, listening to wind chimes that I was given as a thoughtful gift. But it’s hot and I’m getting ready to go to camp. All the signs point to summer! Yep, It is summer! School is out! Graduation and all the parties that go with it have happened.
NEW KNOXVILLE — The Way International celebrated the birthday of the Church—Pentecost on Sunday, June 4.
Concave or convex? Curved inward or curved outward? This question and the answer can change the course of your life. As we look at scripture, little nuances appear that we gloss over and continue to read. We have heard the accounts of scripture but the impact of the text in many ways has been minimal. I do hate to say these words, but the fact remains that we are more concaved than we realize.
Biblical Genesis means “the start or beginnings” of the world of human history, of family, of civilization, and of salvation. It is the story of God’s purpose and plan for his creation. Genesis reveals the nature of God as creator, provider, judge, and redeemer (Through his son, Jesus Christ). Humanity, male and female, are enabled to become co-workers in his eternal kingdom and reflect his love, patience, forgiveness, kindness, and faithfulness. God has given some of his authority (dominion) to the human race expecting us to share in the responsibility for the environment and other creatures.
NEW BREMEN — A Catholic Canon lawyer will be talking about the Beacons of Light Parish Mergers during a meeting on Tuesday, June 27, from 7-9 p.m. and Wednesday, June 28, from 7-9 p.m. at the American Legion Post 241, 6458 State Route 66, New Bremen.
MARIA STEIN – The Maria Stein Shrine of the Holy Relics will offer the St. Peregrine Relic for prayer and veneration… Three times per year a prayer service is held for those who are on a journey with cancer, whether it be as a patient or as a caregiver. The next service will be held on Sunday, July 23, at 2 p.m. in the Shrine’s Adoration Chapel. This event is free and open to the public. All who have been affected by cancer are encouraged to attend.
MARIA STEIN – An evening of dinner and music will be held at the Maria Stein Shrine on Thursday, July 20, in the Upper Room. The evening starts with cocktails and music at 5:30 p.m., dinner at 6:30 p.m., St. Joseph Preservation Fund update at 7:30 p.m., and concludes with the Lima Symphony Stringed Quartet and the Minster Singing Quartet at 7:45 p.m. The cost is $30 per person, seating is limited, register online at mariasteinshrine.org or call Diana Russell at 419-925-4532.
OSGOOD — The third annual Carnival for Christ will be held July 5-6 at the Do Good Restaurant and Ministry.