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Friday, March 16, 2018


Sermon by Fr. Joseph Mungai, FMH
4th Sunday of Lent, March 11, 2018
Hospital Chaplaincy, Long Island, New York

Pope Francis in pink vestments for Laetare Sunday in Lent
This is the fourth Sunday of Lent, Laetare Sunday. We are to rejoice! 

Life on the earth is full of difficulties. Life is challenging. We partake in many sufferings of Jesus. 

On this joyful Sunday, we are assured of God's love. No matter what I am going through as an individual, God knows all about it. He loves me so much no matter my history.

In the first reading (2Chron. 36:14-16,19-23), the Israelites and their leaders rebelled against God. He did not give up on them but he constantly sent His messengers to warn them. God did not give up give up on the Israelites but he continued watching over them.

Friends, we're very strong and safe when we
Joyous Fr. Joe Mungai
stay  in union with Jesus. The rebelliousness of the Israelites made them vulnerable; they were taken captive for seventy years because of their disobedience.  

However God still intervened, even after they suffered and learnt many lessons. God loves you so much that He came not to condemn, but to save us. You're worth the life of Christ the Lord!

We're often like Nicodemus (Jn 3: 14-21). Though we want to give ourselves to God, we do it, not fully but in bits. We are Nicodemus, when we know of God's love but we want  
revenge. We are Nicodemus when we acknowledge God's generosity but we're still stingy. When we are reluctant in matters of faith we become Nicodemus.  Today, Jesus comes to pull us into the fullness of faith. Let us cling to Jesus. Let's dive into the deep pool of Jesus' love. You will not swim alone. Cling cling to Jesus, He loves you, He is ready to save us.
Don't be cheated. God is a Friend, a Lover, the Beloved waiting and seeking us anytime -- day or night.

Don't be deceived. Go home carrying this message:

Fr. Joe has been relocated from Kenya to Long Island, New York. We wish him blessings in his new mission to the hospitals.

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