his is a question Jesus puts to all believers about Himself. Of the Twelve Apostles,
when they were asked this question by Jesus, only St. Peter was enlightened to profess
Jesus as Messiah and Son of the Living God. St. Paul taught the first Christian Communities:
“If you confess with your lips that Jesus is Lord, and believe with your heart that
God raised Him from the dead, then you will be saved”. This is our faith and we should
be proud to profess it. It is comfortable to follow the opinions of others, but it
is false and cowardly. Jesus wants single minded followers, who step out and use
their God given intelligence. We should all listen carefully to what the world is
saying to us and then ask questions: “Is that true?” Is it in accordance with the
word of God? Following our own opinions and the opinions of others will neither bring
happiness or salvation to ourselves and those around us.
Almighty and everlasting God by whose wisdom all things were created and by whose
providence they are sustained. Guide me I beseech thee, by thy Holy Spirit in everything
I do. Give me by thy Grace, humility and singleness of purpose in my searching for
the wonders of thy Creator. An abiding reverence and thankfulness for its beauty
and order, so that I may grow in wisdom and ever use thy gifts to glory of Your name.
A note from Fr Greene
I wish to thank all the people of Mitchelstown, Ballygiblin and Killacluig for all
their support over the last thirteen years. The organisations, schools of the parish
and the priests resident during those times. I consider you all my good friends and
you all will be in my prayers in the future.