On April 12, I began my fifth year here at Prince of Peace as your servant. In some ways, it feels like just yesterday and in others, I feel like I’ve been here for a long time. Regarding the latter thought, that in no way is a negative. Rather, it’s how much I love being here and watching how this parish continues to evolve. There are just a couple of thoughts I’d like to share:
First of all, anything good that happens here is not due to anything I do, and I mean that sincerely. God is the one and only doer of all that is good at Prince of Peace! Of course, there are humans who lead projects and do so many things here with great love, but it is Jesus who is the driver.
Every morning (and I mean EVERY morning), my prayer is this: “Lord please help me to be your tiny instrument, and please allow your will to be done in all we do here today.” It is the only way good things happen here!
Second, I must thank so many of you for all that you do to keep this place so vibrant and growing. It is YOU who make Prince of Peace what it is! It’s not just the big events – the picnic, the spring auction that are so great; it’s all the little things done here on a daily basis by so many volunteers that make this such a great parish.
One final thought: If you love your Catholic Christian faith, please continue to learn more about it. I guarantee you that none of us knows everything we should know, and it’s just one of the great things about our faith. In addition, living your faith in all the routine situations in life – work, school, get togethers, etc., are a great way to show others you love Jesus and being a Catholic. You do not have to push your faith on others, but just living a life that would please Jesus is enough!
Thank you for all you have done to make me a better Christian!
- Deacon Jeff
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