There is a strange and most unusual picture of Jesus in a scene in one of the stories about Jesus. It sure looks like Jesus ignored a woman’s pleas. But that would not never happen!  We just know that Jesus would never turn His back on anyone. The scene in question shows a Canaanite woman…

By Fr. Frank J. Timar, MSC (Pennsylvania Community) 

Life can be hard as a rock and often tragic. We live in a world where evil is not only possible but happening all over. But what we often discover is that it is in those hard and tragic times that true believers in God are born. When Peter realizes he is about to be swallowed by the waves, he cried out for help. And there was Jesus taking him by the hand. Great faith grows out of doubt and despair. This story is repeated over and over again in the Bible. It is during the hardest times that faith reaches the greatest heights.Jesus greatest challenges, to take care of the poor and to feed the hungry? This is what we signed up for. We do have to become more involved.

By Fr. Frank J. Timar, MSC (Pennsylvania Community) 

Christianity is about witnessing, and the whole idea of witnessing is to “go and do likewise.” The opposite to love is not hatred, but indifference. God is love, so if I am indifferent, then I must seriously ask myself where God is in my life? It is a basic question that we must ask, and only we can answer it! Did I mention that this was one of Jesus greatest challenges, to take care of the poor and to feed the hungry? This is what we signed up for. We do have to become more involved.

In the heart of God, the most important thing in the entire universe is human relationships. God knows and loves us and wants us to know and love Him. God also wants us to know and love one another. Jesus spelled this out when He spoke of the two most important commandments. The first, He said, was to love God with all our hearts and the second was to love our neighbor as ourselves. The most important thing to God is human relationships, and deep on the inside, where our true values lie, that is also the most important thing to us.

Fr. Frank J. Timar, MSC (Pennsylvania Community)

Father Frank professed his first vows on September 14, 1952 and was ordained on July 13, 1958. He is in residence at our Sacred Heart Villa in Center Valley, Pennsylvania.

Our reflection today may be one of the most difficult to face, and we may not want to dwell on the subject at all, but it is a reality we cannot deny. Good and evil are at war within us.

Fr. Frank J. Timar, MSC (Pennsylvania Community)

Father Frank professed his first vows on September 14, 1952 and was ordained on July 13, 1958. He is in residence at our Sacred Heart Villa in Center Valley, Pennsylvania.

To discover how much we have grown, all we have to do is look at what kind of sowers we have become. Today, we are the sowers, we are the ones called to “go out to sow,” to live as our faith calls us to leave, to share our faith with those whom God puts in our path and to share God’s love: “Go out into the whole world and tell the good news…

Fr. Frank J. Timar, MSC (Pennsylvania Community)

Father Frank professed his first vows on September 14, 1952 and was ordained on July 13, 1958. He is in residence at our Sacred Heart Villa in Center Valley, Pennsylvania.

Life is meant to be shared, not only with people but also with God. This, I think, is what prayer is. It is not begging God to give us things, no matter how much they might benefit us. It is giving ourselves to God and allowing God to give Himself to us.

Fr. Frank J. Timar, MSC (Pennsylvania Community)

Father Frank professed his first vows on September 14, 1952 and was ordained on July 13, 1958. He is in residence at our Sacred Heart Villa in Center Valley, Pennsylvania.

We are often told that we live in an uncaring world. It is hard to argue with that! For some people, life is like a daily crucifixion. They never get off the cross. The only thing they ever experience is abuse and rejection. Unless we make kindness a way of life, we may never experience how our acts of kindness could, and very often, do make a huge difference in someone’s life, and perhaps it may be the only sign that there is someone who loves them.

Fr. Frank J. Timar, MSC (Pennsylvania Community)

Father Frank professed his first vows on September 14, 1952 and was ordained on July 13, 1958. He is in residence at our Sacred Heart Villa in Center Valley, Pennsylvania.

Before Jesus returned to His Father, He commissioned the apostles to an enormous task, to go out into the whole world and tell everyone about the Father’s love for them. All along, Jesus kept telling them that what He was asking them to do was going to be difficult and will meet with much opposition.

Fr. Frank J. Timar, MSC (Pennsylvania Community)

Father Frank professed his first vows on September 14, 1952 and was ordained on July 13, 1958. He is in residence at our Sacred Heart Villa in Center Valley, Pennsylvania.

Every time that a priest consecrates the bread and wine into Christ’s actual body and blood, a miracle occurs! The bread and wine are changed into the body, blood, soul, and divinity of Jesus. What still remains are the appearances of bread and wine. The reason why is obvious.

Fr. Frank J. Timar, MSC (Pennsylvania Community)

Father Frank professed his first vows on September 14, 1952 and was ordained on July 13, 1958. He is in residence at our Sacred Heart Villa in Center Valley, Pennsylvania.

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