"Here’s the good news for today..."
Hello everyone. I hope you are well and keeping safe.
Yesterday I had the privilege of meeting the outgoing pastor of Holy Name of Jesus, Fr Larry, and my new associate, Fr Angel. It was a very helpful conversation. What stayed with me was the pastor’s wonderful description of this eclectic group of parishioners and the various ways they are served as well how involved they become in the matters of their parish.
I do hope if you are ever down that way on west 96 street and Amsterdam, you will stop by for a cup of coffee and I can show you around. Have a great day good friends.
Here is a fine quote from the Franciscan Media Center which offers a “minute reflection” for every day.
Are you still striving, friend? Are you still running yourself ragged looking to have something to offer the Lord to make you worthy of him? Do you look around you and wonder how so many people seem to have gotten so much closer to him while you have been working so hard and still feel so far away? Here’s the good news for today, for you and me both. We can quit the striving and the working and the approval seeking. We can exhale and fill our lungs with the fresh air of acceptance, of appreciation, of being invited into full friendship with Christ. We can be content, satisfied, and grateful. And we don’t have to do a thing to earn it, to deserve it. We don’t need to jockey for position. All we have to do is look up and see him here, beckoning us nearer, and then choose to be drawn in by his loving gaze and tuned into his voice.
—from the book
Who Does He Say You Are? Women Transformed by Christ in the Gospels
by Colleen Mitchell
on Thursday, July 30 at 7:34AM