Would you stand up for Jesus in the face of betrayal?
While I was visiting home, I found one of those paper crowns kids get with a fast food meal. I was thinking about this as today’s mass is the Feast of Christ the King. The picture Jesus draws for us today is not a pretty one; no paper crowns. The crowns he speaks of are heavy, filled with suffering, and held up by faith.
This crown is the defense of faith; standing in Jesus’s name when the world is against it. Jesus is aware that this crown is heavy to bear and promises those who remain faithful will be rewarded with life in Heaven.
What is weighing on us, what makes the crown heavy to bear? How can we help lift others’ burdens?
Strength fills our prayers today! We are ready to uphold the crown of life, in Jesus’ name, Amen.
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!