When the storms of life overtake us, we must remember not to lose heart, so long as Jesus is our friend. He is the mediator of a better covenant than the one given to the forefathers, a new covenant enacted on better promises.
This offers pardon from sin, its guilt, and the negative effects it has on us and our families. His saving power is made available on the simplest condition: come to him with a repentant and humble heart to serve him. He removes any obstacles that prevent us from approaching God, making us worthy to enter his Kingdom.
Do we think of Jesus representing us before God?
We pray our families enter this new covenant with us in forgiveness and love. Amen.
Father Jilson Tom, C.S.C. is from the Northeast India Province of Holy Cross. A native of Kerala, Father Jilson has been serving in a parish and school ministry since his ordination twelve years ago. He joins the Family Rosary team as an Assistant, while he works to study Pastoral Counseling in the Boston area. With a personal devotion to Mother Mary, Father Jilson is thrilled to be working to enhance family prayer through the Rosary. And if you ever need a listening ear or want to play a board game, Father Jilson’s your guy!