Thy Kingdom Come!
Dear Friends in Christ,
“Do not be afraid of Christ! He takes nothing away, and he gives you everything. When we give ourselves to him, we receive a hundredfold in return. Yes, open, open wide the doors to Christ- and you will find true life.” (Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI)
Christ cannot be outdone in generosity. During the World Youth Day in Germany, our group of 40 High School and college kids helped promote Confessions well into the night. These kids kept the Confession lines full all night and as a result, they were exhausted the next day. As we joined the nearly 1 million pilgrims leaving after the Mass, we soon realized that we would be waiting for a really long time. The buses were all stuck in large back up and the police were struggling with crowd control. I saw a narrow dirt road in the distance and signaled to our kids to go there and within seconds an empty bus came through the brush and opened the doors for our group, and the bus was actually going where we needed to go…a small miracle and a clear sign that God noticed our efforts from the night before.
Fr. Michael Sliney, LC