Fr. Gerard Lecomte, CJM
Often we hear what we want to hear, not what we need to hear. It’s only human; even St. Peter showed this tendency. When Jesus told his disciples that he would suffer and be killed, Peter immediately drew him aside and criticized him. Not only did Jesus rebuke him, he told the crowd that everyone who follows him must suffer as well, must willingly take up their cross.
Let us pray for the courage to take up our crosses, comforted with the knowledge that God always accompanies us in our struggles. The Holy Church offers us a series of possibilities for our prayer and mediation. I congratulate all the families who faithfully follow the liturgy of the day online, by subscribing to Give us this Day, or other missalettes.
I also thank the parishioners who made this extra effort to pray for our priests, lay associates, religious and friends of Saint John Eudes yesterday.