When I hear one of parables about the weeds and the wheat, and the final harvest, I think about meeting God face to face.
We are all at different places in our faith journey. Some are standing off in the distance either away from the faith or tentatively looking on … and others are in the midst of God’s presence. Though we are all individuals, as baptized Catholic Christians, we are called to be like Christ, not just for our own salvation, but to bring others to him as well.
When we do meet God face to face, we want to feel a sense of peace and joy. Jesus is inviting you and your family and friends to draw closer now and get more comfortable in His Presence. Think about some ways you can do this. Do you know someone who is watching you and could use your example or prayers or counsel?
I close our time together today with a beautiful quote from St. Alphonsus Liguori:
“There is a practice that is most powerful in keeping us united with God.
That practice is the constant recollection of His presence.”
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!