God is always trying to get our attention; often through difficult trials, illnesses and even tragedy. But He always follows pain with a new and wonderful way of experiencing life.
Metanoia describes an experience that carries you beyond anything you knew before. Saint Paul said after maturing in the grace of metanoia that, “it is no longer I who live but Christ who lives in me.”
When Christ is able to help us put aside our ego, our personal agenda, our plans and fill us with Love for God, it is then we become a new self, true and converted by grace.
Pray with your family that each of you may be filled with God’s grace and are showered with His mercy in humility and joy. Know that by God’s grace, there is hope for all of us.
About Father Willy Raymond, C.S.C.
Father Willy Raymond, C.S.C. is President of Holy Cross Family Ministries. He entered Holy Cross Fathers in 1964. He earned a Bachelors in Philosophy from Stonehill College in 1967 and a Masters in Theology from the University of Notre Dame in 1971. In addition to English, Father Willy is conversant in French and Spanish. He's a native of Old Town, Maine and one of 12 children. He remains a diehard fan of the Boston Red Sox, even though he has served as Chaplain for the Los Angeles Dodgers.