From the Pastor's Desk ~ October 27 - 28, 2018

Oct 26, 2018

My Dear Parish Family,

All kinds of things can keep us from seeing. Some are physical, such as blinders on horses, tears or cataracts, myopia, masks, and lack of light. Some are psychological, such as obstinacy, tunnel vision, close-mindedness, fear and sensory overload. As with Bartimaeus and some in the crowd, we all suffer from some kind of blindness that begs for healing.

Are we willing to ask Jesus for “sight”? The request will change our lives. We will find ourselves no longer sitting by the side of the road waiting to be helped, but walking determinedly  on the journey with Jesus  taking up his mission to bring “sight” to anyone in need.

Jesus always meets us where we are on life’s journey and brings us clearer vision. Most often the new “sight” comes through other people: someone points out a shortcoming: we are challenged to another viewpoint: we are helped to see the good in what seems like a hopeless situation. Jesus is acting through these people – his faithful followers – to bring us new “sight.” Both those who care and those who receive care grow in their ability to “see” the goal of life’s journey with new eyes.

In Christ’s Peace,

Fr. Walter