"We don't have to be nutty to be a saint."
Hello everyone. I hope you are well and keeping safe. With the new direction we are going (thank God!) we will have to come up with safe plans of opening up. As you can see we have already implemented a few phases, such as keeping the church open for private prayer and giving out holy communion to small groups (10 or less) or individuals. I am happy to hear confessions as are the other priests, but we will have to find a place outside of the confessional and we will have to practice social distancing with masks. I have done so in the parking lot. Let me know if you see me walking around or give a call to the rectory.
We await from the Cardinal's office more specific guidelines and other timelines. I also am putting together a task force of sorts for our parish to make sure we put into practice very safe measures of implementation.
In the meantime, enjoy the rest of the day. Are you aware of the Franciscan Media center on the internet. They have wonderful minute meditations. Here is one by Murray Bodo, OFM:
Slavish imitation is not what holiness is about, but rather it’s about learning to love God in our own time and place with its own sensibilities and ways of following in the footsteps of Jesus with all our heart and mind and soul. It’s about doing and making choices commensurate with our own capacities, our own strength and/or weakness of mind and body. We don’t have to be nutty to be a saint, but being in love with God will sometimes move us to do things that others will consider nutty or unbalanced
Surrounded by Love: Seven Teachings from Saint Francis
on Saturday, May 23 at 10:15AM