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 and Redeemer, Jesus the Christ. Amen
"4 Love is patient and kind; love does not envy or boast;it is not arrogant 5 or rude. It does not insist on its own way; it is not irritable or resentful; 6 it does not rejoice at wrongdoing, but rejoices with the truth. 7 Love bears all things, believes all things, hopes all thing, endures all things." 1 Corinthians 13:4-7
March continues with our journey through the Lenten Season. I am mindful that Lenten serves are to assist in our focus on our faith in God through Jesus Christ. Lent is an intentional time that we note our brokenness in our relationship with God. Lent an intentional time to explore our heart, mind, and soul. Lent is an intentional time to root out our inclinations that move us away from God. Sin, iniquity and transgressions are biblical words which illustrate thoughts, activities and sub-conscience beliefs that lead us away from God. One of our political candidates announced that people of faith should not run for public office. There are times anti-God positions are made public. Our culture is now in its sixth decade of directing people form God. 60 years ago, the anti-God movement was whisper. Today, it is loud, mean spirited and deafeningly evil.
Our Lenten journey to root our evil in our personal life is inspired by God's love for us! 1Corinthians 13 reminds us what love, sacrificial love, is. This 13th chapter is a hymn which serves to reflect God's sacrificial love for us through Jesus. Jesus' love is patient and kind. Jesus' love does not envy or boast; it is not arrogant or rude. Jesus' love does not rejoice at wrongdoing, but rejoices with the truth. Jesus' love bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things. Jesus' birth, death and resurrection are the inspiration for Paul to scribe 1 Corinthians 13.
The Christian practice of prayer connects with God! Because God is so loving to us and others, we seek to be in His presence. Prayer opens a direct line with our Father in Heaven. Praying to God builds our relationship with our Gracious God! Think about it! God truly wants to be connected to you! Prayer makes this connection.
Join us each Wednesday for our Lenten worship service at 7 pm. Soup Dinner is served at 6 pm. We worship our God and explore peayer as a special relationship building - moment with our God.
God Bless You,
OUR SAVIOR LUTHERAN CHURCH
Pastor Norms' Thoughts