The Show Must Go On!
you are in the spirit, if only the Spirit of God dwells in you. Whoever does not have the Spirit of Christ does not belong to him
Welcome Kurs campers, my parishioners from Holy Name of Jesus in Schenectady, and faithful from throughout our Church. Welcome to the Bishop Hodur Retreat and Recreation Center, this place of growth and renewal.
You are the little ones that Jesus speak of. What is hidden, what is mysterious, what is impossible for so many people, is obvious to you.
What do you get that others donâ€™t get?Â Â You get the fact that Jesus has made the way we must go plain, the way we are to live. Those instructions are in the gospels and the writings of the Apostles. Since we get that, that is what we do. Do we get it perfect all the time? No. Are we trying and constantly working at it? Yes.
God has revealed His great plan to us and has told us that His plan relies and depends on us.
Because we belong to Jesus, He helps us in making His plan work. Jesus does that by taking care of us, by joining us in our work, and most of all by giving us the gift of faith â€“ the faith we hear and feel in our hearts and minds â€“ I hear Him and I respond: I can do it. I can and will get the job done for You, Jesus.
We have strength, understanding, and wisdom not apparent to the world. That strength, understanding, and wisdom gives us confidence to get Godâ€™s plan done even when things seem tough. Our vision goes beyond what everyone else sees to what God sees for us and has planned for us.
St. Paul tells us that we can and will carry out Godâ€™s plan because we are something different, something out of the ordinary. We could easily say that we are something else! We are extraordinary. All â€“ because we carry His spirit. As Paul clearly states, if we donâ€™t, well what do we have then?
This week our campers will be focusing on the theme: â€˜The Show Must Go On.â€™ Whose show? Godâ€™s. Whose work to be done? Jesusâ€™
My dear youth, brothers and sisters, you are in the best position. The spirit of God dwells in you. Donâ€™t forget that. You belong to Jesus. Because of that, the struggles and challenges we all face, the fears we have, although very real to us, are not roadblocks or speedbumps in the way of getting Godâ€™s plan done.
Solomon was very young and his father, David handed him the throne and a charge, to build the Temple of God. The show had to go on. Today, we are charged with carrying out the plan, building the kingdom. The show must go on.