Dear Family of God here at St. Augustine and guests,
Alleluia! Alleluia! You probably know your pastor is an Alleluia person. When he can’t say Alleluia during Lent, it is hard for him. He has a hard time catching himself. The emotions of joy, bright colors, candles, Easter lilies, daffodils, tulips and anything that symbolizes Resurrection and victory is what we are about as God’s people. It feels extra good probably because we have made some good Lenten efforts. During Lent, we have denied ourselves, did some things that were a little hard and just tried a little extra. Now all is well. Your pastor is feeling good and he doesn’t have to hide his Alleluia on the back of his car.
Continue to be an Alleluia person. Continue looking on the positive side because there is so much we can do. Fr. Art Cavitt talked to about a 100 Howard University students in our church the other week. His message was about all of you having lots of talents and abilities and how you should really use them for the good of society. They were in town to see what they could do to help Ferguson. We have to come away from all of this with some good feelings that there are good things happening in Ferguson and many good things will happen in the future. Once more we fight racism and the struggles of our human society to treat everybody more than right.
Church, today with family and friends, enjoy the good feelings of Easter even if you don’t have any new clothes like Fr. Bob, although he did shine his shoes. Still, fake it and act like you have newness in your attitudes and in your soulful spirit. All is well. The Lord has risen. Alleluia! Alleluia! Alleluia!
Love, Fr. Bob