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A Seed Must Die if It Is to Bear Fruit: Family Reflection Video
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A Seed Must Die if It Is to Bear Fruit: Family Reflection Video

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The Cross has the power to be our ‘U’ turn in life.

Throughout the Gospel of John, we consistently hear how Jesus came into the world to gather all people to Himself. This message is especially emphasized in John during the Coming of Jesus’ Hour.

Jesus’ salvation gave us a symbol that draws people to him, a symbol that we will always remember him by: The Cross. The first letter of Paul to the Corinthians says, “…the message of the cross is foolishness to those who are perishing, but to us who are being saved it is the power of God.”

How does your seeing and praying about the Cross move you to seek the Lord in a more intimately? Talk about a time when the Cross inspired you to walk this life with greater purpose and meaning.

Jesus, you draw us in through the almighty power of the Cross and allow us – your family of the Church – to walk with you through the surprises that life throws our way. May our families be made holy by his blood shed for us on the Cross. Amen.

About Father David Marcham

Reverend David S. Marcham is the Vice Postulator for the Cause of Venerable Patrick Peyton, and Director of the Father Peyton Guild, whose members pray for Father Peyton’s beatification and spread his message of the importance of Family Prayer. Prior to becoming a seminarian, Father David was a physical therapist and clinical instructor, serving hospital inpatients and outpatients throughout the greater Boston area for eleven years. In 1998 he heard the call to priesthood and was ordained in the Archdiocese of Boston in 2005. Father David grew up in Quincy, MA, and has fond memories of playing soccer, tennis and running track. You’re never without a friend when Father David is around, as he welcomes everyone into his circle with a smile on his face!