St Joseph and St Mary Parishes in Freeport, IL

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Trust in God, Not Men

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Trusting in humanity only sets us up for disappointments. How hard it is to keep promises either out of lack of respect or because of circumstances that are out of our control. ON top of that, we may have our plans, but did we consult God? Reminding ourselves that God has to put up with others just as much as we do. So every time i sin, i am conflating God’s will. Now imagine this; He has to put up with this in every person on earth. Just because an evil happens, it does not mean it is God’s will. God Himself also has to deal with it. He also suffers from it. Yet He allows it because He is patient with us all equally.

So many people will leave the Church because “so and so” did some evil. But what does that have to do with the fact that Jesus is God and loves you? How does so and sos actions disprove that Jesus died on the cross for us? Who is it we are trusting in, Man or God? Are we not all sinners? So why deny yourself God’s grace because of “so and so”? That would be illogical and hurtful only to yourself. 

God made us promises that would only be fulfilled in the next life (Gospel reading). Until then, we have to put up with each other and pray that those who harm us may fully change their lives and realize God’s plan for themselves.IN this process we must remind ourselves that though we may have to put u with each other, God has to put up with us. But even then, He does so much more, He died for us.

Author: stjosephstmary

We are two Catholic Churches close to downtown Freeport, IL. Our communities are over 150 years old and have been dedicated to our lord Jesus Christ since our inception. We believe in God the Father almighty, creator of heaven and earth, and in Jesus Christ, His only Son, our Lord, who was concieved by the Holy Spirit, born of ythe Virgin Mary, suffered under Pontius Pilot, was crucified, died and was buried; he descended into hell; on the third day he rose again from the dead; he ascended into heaven, and is seated at the right hand of God the father almighty; from there he will come to judge the living and the dead. I believe in the Holy Spirit, the holy catholic church, the communion of saints, the forgiveness of sins, the resurrection of the body, and life everlasting. Amen.

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