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Seek the Lord while He may be found!

The Vision Of Jesus


Winding Road, South Jerusalem near the Malha Train Station Photo by Zeevveez from Jerusalem, Israel Via Wikipedia

Winding Road, South Jerusalem near the Malha Train Station
Photo by Zeevveez from Jerusalem, Israel Via Wikipedia

“If only I could see the Lord glowing with light and glory, how much easier the whole work of serving and following Christ would be!”  As it stands, we never see the Lord in any visible way.

Jesus showed Himself in glory to the three Apostles on top of Mt. Tabor, a mountain about a thousand feet high, in Galilee, a short distance from Nazareth.

I have been to the top of Mt. Tabor a number of times over the years.  A dangerous one way road twists and turns to the summit.  Only licensed, professional drivers may drive pilgrims up this steep mountain slop to the top on which stands a modern Church and Franciscan monastery.

Look at the twisting, corkscrew road in the picture on this page.  We see a good example of how life works out for us.  Betrayal by friends, disappointments, personal human weaknesses, lack of love from those who should love us, physical sickness, the death of love ones; all these make up the twists and turns of life.

How easy to think that we are just zig-zagging in life, making no headway in our search for Christ.

We must not, we dare not, give up as we move through these twists and turns in life.  The words on our lips, as we push forwards, oftentimes with sad and heavy hearts, are: “Jesus of Nazareth!”

The vision of Christ will be ours if we persevere in the climb upwards!

A Happy Thanksgiving this week to all my faithful follwers
Fr. George Mc Kenna

November 20, 2016 - Posted by | Bulletins | , , , , ,

8 Comments »

  1. Thank you Fr. George! …for reminding us to keep climbing closer to Him, no matter how challenging life’s trail…the journey is guided by His Perfect Plan! I am forever grateful to have reached the top of Mt. Tabor twice…because of pilgrimages with you! A grace-filled Thanksgiving! Blessings & Gratitude, Marianne

    Comment by mcs | November 20, 2016 | Reply

  2. Timely article especially in light of our recent election. We can;t give up hope but we must trust in the love and care that God has to give. Happy Thanksgiving to you too Father McKenna.

    Comment by Patricia Weidinger | November 21, 2016 | Reply

  3. A blessed Thanksgiving day to you Father and many thanks for your guidance.s

    Comment by Arlene Johnson | November 21, 2016 | Reply

  4. God bless you this Thanksgiving Day and thank you Fr. McKenna. Pam Gervais

    Comment by Pamela Gervais | November 21, 2016 | Reply

  5. Dear Father George: All I can say is RIGHT ON !!! Dick Barry , Class of 1955

    Comment by Dick Barry | November 21, 2016 | Reply

  6. Thank you Father Mckenna. Your words are like a map, that. I need to see from time to time. God bless you.

    Comment by Paul Weston | November 30, 2016 | Reply

  7. Your messages dance in my mind for days and days, sometimes. This one does that. What does “to search for Christ” mean or look like? As I reflected on the meaning of “search,” I discovered that sometimes I look for people around me who are being kind or loving to strangers, or to those with opposing political or religious beliefs. When I am Ill, I search for Christ’s healing by reading the Gospels or by working & accepting, daily, within my physical/emotional limits. I see Christ’s pastoral compassion and determination when I read your blog. Thanks.

    Comment by Ed Miskovic | December 2, 2016 | Reply

  8. Merry Christmas Fr. Mckenna!!! From all if us in Arizona!!!

    I’m not sure why I haven’t received any of your most recent blogs.

    God bless you!!!

    Comment by Ana Tomchek | December 26, 2016 | Reply


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