The recent events in our country have caused much devastation and anxiety and on top of the impacts of Covid-19 have decimated what little some families had.
It is events such as these that separate us as God’s children and yet He sent His Son into the world to save it by unifying us and not to condemn the world or us. His mercy and love really are everlasting and he accepts each one of us in the same way.
God continues to love us even when we say, think or do evil things. As Paul tells us in Romans 8:38, “… neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor rulers, nor things present, nor things to come, nor powers, nor height, nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God in Christ Jesus, our Lord.” It is the resurrection of Jesus that has conquered sin and death and which gives us hope.
In the same chapter of Romans, Paul also reminds us that no matter how dysfunctional the world or our lives, God has plans for a new creation. God hates sin and death, but he is not blind to them and we are reminded in verse 28 that God ensures that “all things work together for good for those who love God, who are called according to his purpose”.
As Vincentians, we are called to work with God to bring about this good. Our Rule and tradition indicate that when disasters, war or major accidents occur, the Society launches emergency initiatives on the spot and provides funds for the local Society to help victims.
Let us share this amazing love of God as we serve those in need.
From your brothers Peter, Roy and Trevor