Friday, March 29, 2013

Last evening Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton parish conlcuded our Lenten Vespers Series. During this Year of Faith, we focused on the theme of faith in the 21st century. Offering the reflection during our final Evening Prayer was The Hon. Kevin Hess, President Judge of Cumberland County Court. After noting his puzzlement as a judge that Jesus was convicted on a charge different from the one He had been arrested for, and in a trial that violated procedural norms, the judge reflected on the imperfect justice of our world. Bringing to mind the simple tasks presented by the prophet Micah (to do justice, love goodness, and walk humbly with God), the judge reflected on balancing justice and mercy. Last week, Dr. Ted Davis, Distinguished Professor of the History of Science at Messiah College, considered the topic of "Faith in an Age of Science." The earlier weeks saw Mr. John Cominsky, Principal of Saint Joseph Elementary School, reflect on how he sees faith in education, and students from Messiah College share how their perspective on faith has changed during college years. Dr. Robert Ives opened the series with a meditation on bringing a Biblically-based faith into one's own life. I guess we can say at the end of this series on faith that "there's more to faith than meets the eye!"

March 25, 2013
Msgr. William J. King

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