Dear Brothers and Sisters,
Since childhood, along with essential skills we learn and develop to survive, we have a continuous tendency to imitate others. We imitate our parents or family members, teachers or classmates, saints or heroes, and celebrities or successful persons.
A heavenly voice humbly reminds us that someone is missing on our list of those to emulate: God. “You shall be holy, for I the Lord your God am holy” (Lev 19:2).
The first category of imitations with all their obstacles sounds doable. After all, they are humans like us. But how can we transcend our human condition and be like God? Our Lord Jesus Christ reminded us to actualize what seems to be impossible, by saying “Be perfect, therefore, as your heavenly Father is perfect.” (Mt 5:48), and provides us the simplest ways by saying, “I was hungry and you gave me food, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink… for just as you did it to one of the least of these who are members of my family, you did it to me” (Mt 25:35-40).
What a wonderful invitation to realize God granted our potentials to surpass ourselves, and be like our Creator and heavenly Father!
Once again, I am greatly delighted to inform you that our communities are diligently pursuing the Lebanon Relief fund raising. As of today, the Prelacy has received $70,015 dollars. I hope soon we will raise the bar to six digits and make our second transfer to the Prelacy of Lebanon.
Until then the Almighty Lord, the Guardian of all, keep us under His providential care.