Message From the Vicar
Dearly beloved in Christ,
If any want to become my followers, let them deny themselves and take up their cross daily and follow me. (Lk 9:23)
The scripture portions of the synoptic gospels that talk about bearing the cross and following Christ can be titled as the 'cross and self-denial'. It is a part of Jesus' foretelling of his death and resurrection. The text tells us that following Christ has a cost which is self-denial. The self or ego must be crossed out or crucified. Luke the evangelist says that the one, who decides to follow Christ, should take up his or
her cross daily. As we pray in our church anniversary thanksgiving prayer, if
we can truly crucify the “I” as the parishioners of St Paul's – Kandy, we can boldly
say with our patron St. Paul, that it is not we who live but Christ who lives in us.
As we continue our anniversary celebration, let us design every single event and programme under the shadow of the cross and reflect the light of the gospel.
Friends, the Lord has been so good to us, the Lord has blessed us in so many ways andI would like to express my sincere thanks for all the parishioners and friends from both abroad and local for upholding the church and its needs in your prayers, making
your generous contributions and extending
your fullest support in various ways to make our parish retreat and the
anniversary thanksgiving service a success. While thanking all, I urge all
our readers to remember all the upcoming anniversary events and
programs of this year in your prayers.
May the reflection of the suffering, crucifixion and the resurrection of Christ Jesus transform our lives inwardly to bring the fruits of the Holy Spirit outwardly.
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