From the Vicar's Desk...
10212 Fountaingate Drive
Stafford, TX 77477
Dearly beloved in Christ,
2022 has come. We are in 2022. Is there any change? Is there anything new in our life? Is there any life in our life? Remember an often-quoted poem of T. S. Eliot,
“Where is the life we have lost in living?
Where is the wisdom we have lost in knowledge?
Where is the knowledge we have lost in information?
T. S. Eliot, The Rock (1934)
Let this new year be renewing year. Renewal comes from God. Our Lord Jesus Christ is the source of renewal. By His death and resurrection, He renewed everything. When we live in Him by faith, we really experience renewal and become new; we become gospel.
We as parish needs renewal. There is immense possibility of ministry around us. As Jesus pointed out, “The harvest is plentiful, but the laborers are few. Therefore, pray earnestly to the Lord of the harvest to send out laborers into his harvest” (ST. Luke 10: 2). The involvement in the ministry of God will be the renewing force of our life. We have potential of varied kinds in our parish. Let’s utilize all of them for a meaningful Christian life and ministry. I earnestly request everyone to participate in the ministry of the church and enliven our parish life with your active participation.
Our senior members, youth, students, children, young parents and young couples need special attention. We also must acknowledge the reality of addiction, divorce, family issues in our midst. What can we do to address these issues? We must ask these questions to ourselves. Let’s volunteer ourselves to the ministry of the church and pool out our own resources to come together and enliven our spiritual life and the ministry of our church. Or else, our life becomes so mechanical, and monotonous in the routines and in the hyper individualistic capitalist consumeristic society and culture.
May God bless us to experience true newness by becoming part of His ministry.
Rev. Eappen Varghese
Vicar, Immanuel Mar Thoma Church, Houston