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Aberdeen, New Jersey 07747

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       Glimpses of Glory from The Rev. Dr. Leigh W. Pezet, Pastor    

A Pastoral Message - July / August / September 2021

A friend of mine sent me a quote from Pope Francis that impressed very much. It reminds us how we are all connected and how we need each other in order to have life as God intended. Here is the quote that I want to share with you: 

Rivers do not drink their own water; trees do not eat their own fruit. The sun does not shine on itself and flowers do not spread their fragrance for themselves. 

Living for others is a rule of nature. No matter how difficult it is… Life is good when you are happy, but much better when others are Happy because of you. 

The Rev. Mihee Kim-Kort is co-minister at the First Presbyterian Church of Annapolis in Maryland. In an opinion piece in The New York Times she expressed her feelings about the recent violence toward Asian Americans in our country. In that article she goes on to tell how in Korea, people don’t usually call each other by given names. She writes: 

“As I’m the eldest child in the family, for as long as I can remember my mother and father have called each other ‘mi-appa’ (Mihee’s father) and ‘miomma’ (Mihee’s mother). As a child I asked my parents why we did this. They explained that who we are is inseparable from who loves us and whom we love.”

This statement is so true, and echoes the thoughts of Pope Francis in his words about how our lives are based on relationships. All living things exist in relation to other living things. It is, as he says, a rule of nature. Once we recognize this truth, we begin to realize the importance of family, friends, community, relationships to all people, as well as our natural environment—and ultimately to God. 

A Mighty Fortress Is Our God,

Rev. Leigh Pezet, Pastor


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