“People say, ‘What is the sense of our small effort?’ They cannot see that we must lay one brick at a time, take one step at a time. A pebble cast into a pond causes ripples that spread in all directions. Each one of our thoughts, words and deeds is like that. No one has a right to sit down and feel hopeless. There’s too much work to do.” – Dorothy Day
One of the most important things my parents taught us growing up is not to waste time- that it was a terrible sin to watch it pass by and do nothing. Sometimes, we need to stop and pause and rest awhile- Jesus did- but it’s not wasted if it’s for a reason; to recharge our batteries and get back in the battle. Soon we will begin our journey to Jerusalem, and we need to get our focus for the battle, and we do it beautifully in service to those around us.
We have so many opportunities to serve here in our parishes, in Charlestown, in so many more places, and God is encouraging each of us to give and love and serve, particularly when it is difficult. God is calling you, there can be no doubt- if you’re looking for an opportunity to serve, please speak to any staff member; we’ll be happy to point you in the right direction.
Pope’s Prayer Intention for February 2023
Let us pray that parishes, placing communion –communion of people, ecclesial communion– at the center, may increasingly become communities of faith, of fraternity and of welcoming the most in need”.