This will be the third weekend that I won’t be with you, but I can see by Pastor Dick’s homilies that you are being well-cared for. We continue this week with the theme of “eating” and that we would be “bread for our world.” As always, our God, and especially, our brother Jesus asks us to go deeper. Paul’s letter to the Ephesians instructs us, “to give up our old life and self.” Sometimes this is more than we feel we can or even want to do.
I was reading an address that Sr. Nancy Schreck gave to the Leadership Conference of Women Religious last year that said so well what we as Jesus’ followers must be about. She said we must remember the “dangerous memory of Jesus” and never become, “tamed” as we live out our Christian lives. She went on to say that our church and society need “a mature love” from each of us as we try to respond. I leave these thoughts for you to ponder as Robert and I continue our trek across Alaska having just arrived on Monday as I write this.
A special note to all: Robert and I will be away for the next 5 Mass times—do pray for our safety—we will miss you all in our absence.
Peace and love,
- Exodus 16: 2-4, 12-15
- Ephesians 4: 17, 20-24
- John 6: 24-35