Weekday thoughts 2.15

February 15th, 2017 | Posted by Floyd McKinney in Uncategorized - (Comments Off on Weekday thoughts 2.15)

The weekday readings have been about creation and now the flood and Noah… We can reflect on how God is present in those moments; we too need to reflect how God is present in our world today. It is in that reflection that Noah knew what God was asking him to do with his life. When we are reflecting, God can let us know what we are to do with our lives. I know, it is not always easy to listen to God, but we can take time to ‘be’ with the Lord in prayer.

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Home

February 4th, 2017 | Posted by Kristen Graham in Bulletin Message - (Comments Off on Home)

February 5th 2017 Bulletin Message, Fr. Floyd McKinney

Thoughts for the week…Thank you one and all for the thoughts and prayers. One of the retired priests says ‘after your second parent dies, you can not go home’. Maybe that depends on your definition of home and where you hang your hat. I do know what he means; our parents are where home is for a lot of us. I still have family where I grew up, so in a sense I will still consider that a place to connect to the past even though it is not in the true sense of the word home. For most of us, home is where our parents live. I guess I even considered the retirement home where mom lived a little bit of home. When I visit my brothers and sisters, that will be my going home even though some of them live in other states.

Sometimes when someone dies we say that they have been called home. For all of us, that is our dream, our final goal, to go home. When a little child is in trouble or worried and says “I want my mommy”, they are expressing that they want to be in the comfort of the one who gave them life, they want to go home. When we are struggling or have worries we pray to the God who created us so that we might receive the comfort we need in the moment; we are not ‘going home’, but can feel and know that God is with us in our prayers.

One of our homes is right here in church where our savior is present in the Eucharist. Maybe that is why we call St. Michael our parish family; we belong here, we are part of this community that we also call family. It is here that we come to find joy in our achievements, consolation in our sorrows, or to simply know that we are a part of something greater than ourselves. I pray that our family continues to be salt and light for one another and for the community of which we are a part.

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A thought 1-25

January 25th, 2017 | Posted by Floyd McKinney in Uncategorized - (Comments Off on A thought 1-25)

It is a lovely day, a little cool but we are in winter. I had a marvelous time last weekend with family as we celebrated; I think everyone had a good time. I enjoyed seeing everyone and saw some people that I have not seen for years. Family and gatherings are always good for me, maybe not all people can say that but our family has been able to work thru any ‘rough spots’ that come along. I pray for families and the ‘ideal’ of family. Maybe there is no ideal family, but each of us can work toward living as children of God and make our world a better place.

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