"All You Need is Love"
Green Bay is abuzz with playoff hopes and dreams. Can the Packers go from a hopeless season to Super Bowl dreams? With a little love, is it possible? (and maybe you already know, depending on when you read this.)
Packer fans have been "loving" the play on words revolving around our quarterback's last name. "All You Need Is Love" or "Let The Love Begin" or "Love is Patient. Love is Kind. Love is QB#1" The concept of Love is at the forefront of Packer fans.
Just like David, who had the love of God on his side, could the Packers the Goliath named the 49ers be taken down? Even if you're not a football fan, the 2023-2024 Packer season has numerous lessons in relation to faith for your Church of the Home.
Never Lose Hope!
Midseason looked bleak for Green Bay. More losses than wins brought thoughts of looking forward to next year for most fans. But the team never gave up on this season. They worked together to find their rhythm. The same is true on our faith journey. We must never lose hope. We must lean on each other to find our way through the tough times. Who are the people on your team that help you stay in the game you are playing today?
Readjust When Hurdles Appear
The reason the Packers have had a stellar second half to the season is because they made adjustments to correct areas of concern. They didn't hang their head and wallow in what was wrong. They kept working to right the ship. Patience, forgiveness, amends, and the Sacrament of Reconciliation are the important tools for us to use to readjust when hurdles and mistakes take us off course. What are the areas in your life that need to be readjusted?
However it Ends, Rejoice in the Journey
If the Packers don't lift the Lombardi Trophy in February, does that mean the season is a failure? Of course not! The endgame is not about the fame and fortune amassed on the journey to the end. Win or lose, it's about how you play the game. If you can walk off the field with your head held high, then that is a success. It's your actions and attitude that matter when the end comes.
When it comes down to it, it's all about love - not Jordan, but the love of God. Although Jordan Love can be looked upon as a great example. One morning, before Mass, a comment was overheard by a parishioner. "I'm rooting for Jordan Love because he's a good guy...you can tell especially by how he loves his mother."
You may have heard the story of Jordan helping a young woman stuck in the snow two days before the last Packer game. Of course, we heard about it because of his fame. If another person stopped to help, it wouldn't have made national news, but it would have been just as important. We show love, not because of the attention received, but to make the world a better place.
From his bracelet he wears daily that reminds him "God is First, I Am Second." to the tragedies he's overcome to thrilling games to the love he shows, Packer Nation can be proud to say "That's our Quarterback!"
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READINGS FOR THIS WEEKEND’S MASSES
VIRTUALLY SUNDAY REFLECTION
When we receive an invitation from God, how quickly do we respond? Is it immediate? We are called in numerous little ways amongst the big calls from God, and each invitation, big and small, is to be responded to with an emphatic yes. Join Fr. Tim as he reflects on this weekend's scripture readings.
This Weekend's Bulletin
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The Parish Lyceum will feature a variety of topics, guidelines, and relevant information to nurture the PIESS of our lives – physical, intellectual, emotional, spiritual, and social.
Recent Loss in Our Parish Family
Heather Nagel has been experiencing homelessness in Green Bay over the last few years. She joins Katie and Tony to tell her story and how she sees God revealed in her life.
Ruby and Res
And Ruby is in for the Game Winning Touchdown!