Христос воскрес! Воїстину воскрес!
Christ is Risen! Indeed, He is Risen!
April 28, 2019
“Whoever sows generously…. will also reap generously”.
Seeding. It’s simple. You push a seed into the soil, give it a little bit of water, and wait for it to grow. Well, you might want to fertilize it and water it a few times. But the mystery is left up to God when we watch a small seed become so much more, such as a plant with roots and finally bearing fruit for all.
Jesus spoke of a seed sown on good soil that bears fruit yielding a hundred, or sixty or thirtyfold. So, when St. Paul spoke of gathering gifts for a community in need, he reminds us that God likes a cheerful giver. He put it this way, “whoever sows sparingly will also reap sparingly, and whoever sows bountifully will also reap bountifully”. (2Cor. 9:6)
The theme of the 2019 Annual Eparchial Appeal is “Whoever sows generously …. will also reap generously”. In other words, if together we give to those in need, together our needs will be met.
Thank you for your generosity!
Yours in Christ,
+ Bryan Bayda, CSsR
Eparch of Saskatoon