Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Michaelmastide - another reflection

Dear Fathers, Friends in Christ, 

John 1:47-51

What would we see, if we really, totally, believed?

 Once, while talking to a friend some time ago about the different parts of the liturgy, he shared a true experience that he had. It was something I wondered about from time to time, but in my own unbelief, never gave much credit to these thoughts. But now that has all changed.

 He and his nephew were at Sunday Mass a few years back, and as it is with some younger children, his nephew was asking a lot of questions about what was going on. In a natural Anglican Catholic sense, his uncle, in a gentle way, was telling him to be quiet as people are praying. Then during the consecration the boy persisted in asking yet another question, which changed his uncle to this day. Nudging his uncle, the boy asked: "Who are the two people dressed in white, standing next to the priest?" His uncle didn't know how to respond, and knelt in awe.

 Today with all that is happening, one would wonder if our basic belief in our faith has gone off course. I believe God is calling each of us to re-evaluate just what we believe in. Our heavenly Father has given all of us so much to be thankful for!

 Jesus, in my humanness, help my unbelief. Let me be safely guided by Your angels.

 Father Ed Bakker,
 Anglican Catholic Church / Original Province 
 Mission of Saint Aidan of Lindisfarne 
 Bendigo in the Central Goldfields

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