This past Sunday, all the Catholic Churches in Sri Lanka were closed following the bombings that took place on Easter. The Cardinal of the country held a televised mass, so people could pray in their homes. His homily asked what many of them were feeling: had God forgotten them?
This feeling can be found anywhere there are human problems, but today’s gospel has an answer for us. We hear that God so loved the world, that he sent his only Son. Not to condemn, judge, or punish us, but for Jesus to dispel the darkness that covered our world. And although he is the Light of the World, some people still prefer the dark.
Do you live in the light or the dark? How do your words and actions reflect this?
Lord, we pray for those in the dark. Bring them to the light so they may know you through Christ.
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!