Love, in the Holy Eucharist, is the place where we all must daily light our torches
and warm our selfish hearts with a love that is divine. God is the Father of Light.
Christ, His Son, is the Light of the World. Satan cannot force any soul into sin.
O Sacred Heart of Jesus, be Thou
our Light, our strength, our shelter
and place of refuge here below; and
after the painful struggles of life,
be Thou our incomparable
Treasure and Eternal Bliss in Heaven!
In marshy regions, slowly decaying leaves
and other vegetable substances produce
marsh gas called methane. Under certain
conditions, this gas ignites and causes the so-called Will-o’-the-wisp or marsh light.
Many a weary traveler has taken this strangely glaring flame for the friendly
lamp-light of a human homestead and followed it only to perish in the gurgling
depth of the mysterious marshland.
In the spiritual life, there are marsh lights which lure and fascinate human souls
and lead them to spiritual death. Faith decomposes, Hope succumbs to the rotting of
its roots and Charity in human souls dies. Our holy Faith is like a beacon of Light
which we may always follow in perfect confidence but, sometimes, the soul turns
away from that Light, becomes over-curious and proud, faith grows dim and, in
that semi-darkness, the soul is attracted by the delusive lights of half-truths, error,
heresy, sham philosophy and false religions. People, who were fervent Catholics,
give up the true Faith and embrace Protestantism, occultism, theosophy and
Satanism. Let us always try to follow the bright and sacred light of Faith, Hope
and Charity. We must believe that we are Children of Light and the Angels and
Saints are our older brothers and sisters. They have gone before us with God’s
lamp ever burning. Our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ is the Light of the World!
“O Love neglected, we adore Thee!”
Thank you for your prayers, Mass stipends, warm wishes and faithfulness, in
season and out. We carry you and your families to the Sacred Altar each day and
offer the Most Precious Body and Blood of Christ for your needs and intentions,
your health and holy perseverance. This is our honor and our privilege. Pray for us.
I impart to all of you, my priestly blessing:
In the Name of the Father, Son and Holy Ghost. Amen.
Father IVAN KOLODIY
Byzantine Rite, Greek-Catholic Church, UKRAINE