A few things I saw in the news this week really spoke to me about friendship.
I recently saw a few items in the news and stories that made me think of friendship as Jesus describes it today. The first one was about a man with Down Syndrome who died this week. He married his sweetheart, who also had Down Syndrome, back during a time when they needed all kinds of special clearances to be together. They stayed committed to each other and made a beautiful life for themselves.
The second story is about a blind boy who was dropped off to play with other children, but felt alone among the other kids. When his father came to pick him up, he ran at the sound of his father voice into his arms. These friendships are rooted in love –the love Jesus speaks of today when he tells us we are friends to Him.
How are you a committed friend? A dedicated family member?
God bless our friends and families today!
About Father Leo Polselli, C.S.C.
Father Leo Polselli, C.S.C. is Chaplain at the Father Peyton Center in Easton, MA. Before coming to Holy Cross Family Ministries he served as a teacher and a parish priest. He also served for six years as a General Assistant of the Congregation in Rome, Italy. Originally from Fall River, MA, Father Leo grew up with eight siblings. Gifted with several languages, he is able to serve the Brazilian, Cape Verdean, Portuguese, Spanish and Haitian communities. When he's not greeting everyone who comes to the Father Peyton Center, you can find him regularly reading newspapers!