If Adam and Eve had their differences in the Garden of Eden … it stands to reason there might be tensions or grudges in our own family too.
After Joseph’s brothers left him for dead, God used hunger to reunite the brothers in the reading today. It didn’t happen immediately and we’re sure it didn’t happen without a lot of soul searching and conversation.
This story gives us hope. Although painful, it’s a story that leads to conversion, healing and reconciliation. The Church’s sacraments of the Eucharist and Confession allow us to heal … and be strengthened for the journey.
I think most of us have family relations that could use some healing. Can you think of a situation in your own family? What do you “hunger” for in this situation?
It’s been a blessing sharing this time with you today.
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!