Whenever a new building is constructed, especially a building of importance like a courthouse or church, the tradition is to have a cornerstone. It identifies the building, tells us when it was built and why it is significant. When we think of Jesus as being the Cornerstone of the edifice of the Church, it’s the same concept. We are built upon all that He taught us and what He did. Our faith is primarily built upon the truth of the Resurrection, which we are celebrating in this Easter Season.
Three young men are being ordained to the priesthood for the Diocese of St. Petersburg this weekend: Fathers Ralph D’Elia, Anthony Astrab and Joshua Hare. This is a great and joyous event for our area. We rejoice with our new priests and ask God to bless them always in their ministry.
This Easter Season then, let’s reflect on how significant the Risen Lord truly is in our lives. The promise of Eternal Life is what can motivate us to do our very best to live for Him in this world. Jesus is the cornerstone, we are the building. May we stand firm upon this foundation of faith always.
And let us continue to pray for one another.