Some people set out water and beans along desert trails that migrants are known to follow as they make their dangerous crossing.
St. Paul encourages the Colossians to walk in a manner worthy of the Lord, doing good works and bearing fruit. He reminds them these actions will make them fit to share in the inheritance of God. In the Gospel, after Jesus tells discouraged Simon Peter to cast his net into deeper water to catch fish, the results are amazing.
We are reminded today to be Christians of action. Are we willing to go out into deeper water for amazing results … or are we afraid? Are we willing to sacrifice, to get more involved, and to seek and serve those no one else will? Think about this, discuss it with your family … then bring it to God in your prayers. How is God calling you to action?
I pray that we will all share the life-giving message of God’s hope and love with others today through our words and actions.
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!