Rev. Norman Sulaica, Jr. grew up in San Antonio, Texas. He attended Texas Lutheran University in Seguin, TX and Trinity Lutheran Seminary in Columbus, OH.
Pastor Norm, his wife, Laura, and their four children joined the Our Savior Family in 2003.
Grace and peace be unto you from our Savior, Jesus the Christ. Amen
Paul offers these words to us, “Now the Lord is the Spirit, and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is freedom” (2 Corinthians 3:17).
Have we become an unappreciative culture? Where is the thankfulness that comes from one’s soul? Have we forgotten the joy of sharing kindness?
The early pilgrims left Europe to come to a new world. They sought new beginnings for themselves and their family. Comfort, culture, and community was behind them. Uncertainty, hope, and new life was before them. The connecting truth between the old world and the new world was God. God was in their heart, mind, and soul. These pilgrims were religious believers shipped to the new world, because they expressed their faith differently. Their prayers, their biblical reading, and even their liturgy varied from the one’s commanded by the church and the king. Exiled from England these pilgrims came to the Americas, seeking religious freedom to worship God.
Todays, politically correct movement removes history and civics from education. They teach that these pilgrims came to conquer the new world and remove the native Americans form their lands. No, these men, women, and children arrived on this continent as outcast, seeking freedom to worship God. With God in their lives, they knew true freedom.
We celebrate Thanksgiving, remembering these early Christians with a heart for God. We learn from them that God presence brings freedom to our lives. So, we say, “Thank you Jesus for your presence in our lives and the freedom you bring to us!”
OUR SAVIOR LUTHERAN CHURCH
Pastor Norms' Thoughts