Weekend Reflections for 8/7/15
Where are you from? It's a common question that we ask all the time. "I'm from South County," or Chicago or New York. We ask because we're looking for a glimpse into the person: her background, his environment, her family. Even more importantly, I can ask: Where am I from?
Yes, I'm from a certain place. And my true home is in heaven. Yes, I love my family. And God is the Father of All--and my Father. He made me (with help from my parents!). I'm from God, and by his grace I am returning to Him.
In Sunday's Gospel, the crowd wonders where Jesus is from. Yes, Nazareth-- but truly he's from Heaven. His mother is Mary and God is His Father. Jesus leads us back to Our Father in Heaven. He guides us and feeds us on this 'earthly pilgrimage'-- one fraught with joy, wonder, sorrow and adventure. The food that He gives us for this journey is Himself. The Eucharist is Jesus, the Bread of Life. He is the food from Heaven that leads us Home.
-Fr. Joe Laramie SJ, White House Jesuit Retreat
PLEASE PRAY FOR THOSE ON RETREAT THIS WEEK AS WELL AS OUR DECEASED RETREATANTS.
PLEASE PRAY FOR PEACE IN OUR COMMUNITY
UPCOMING RETREATS WITH OPENINGS:
Men:8/20, 9/10, 9/21, 9/28, 10/1
Women: 10/5, 11/12, 11/16, 1/1
Co-ed (2-day): 9/4
Co-ed Recovery: 8/13
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