Have you ever played the game where you have to tell two things about yourself that are true and one thing that is a lie? This game always inspires me when I think about what great ordeals people have gone through or have accomplished in their life. I know that I usually tell the story of how I got into a boxing match with a 250 lbs Red Deer. It is the truth and in case you are wondering, I lost! We humans are pretty amazing creatures of God who are pretty resilient. In those times that we find ourselves wondering how we are going to survive the situation in front of us we need to take a moment to remember what we have already been through. I am sure that there have been times when you felt the exact same way and you were able to get through it. There is always a RAY of Hope around the corner. God’s Continued Peace, Fr. Yvon
As a priest one of the saddest things to hear after someone has lost a loved one is "I wish I had ….". You can fill in the blank. None of us knows what tomorrow will bring and thus making sure that despite the busyness of our lives that we remember to keep the important people and events at the top of our priority list. Let us go through life without and regrets or to have to say "I wish I had". Why put off until tomorrow what we should do today. Do you have any people or things that you want to move to the top of your priority list?
God's continued Peace, Fr. Yvon
As I reflect on the celebration of the 4th of July and the freedom that it highlights I would like to take a moment to reflect on two aspects of freedom.
First may we who are truly free never take this freedom for granted. Our freedom allows us to have a say in the direction that our nation goes and the respect that is shown to all people from the unborn to the elderly, from the rich to the poor.
My second point is that we need to pray for those who are not able to celebrate freedom especially those who are not free to celebrate their faith or those who are held captive by one addiction or another. Let us pray hard for our brothers and sisters for all deserve to be free. God's continued Peace, Fr. Yvon
Fr. Yvon J. Royer