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Grit on the Mountaintop: Family Reflection Video

Grit on the Mountaintop: Family Reflection Video

Strengthening family unity


What is the “true grit” for the Christian life and family?

When we think of “true grit” we think about courage, bravery, perseverance and commitment. Jesus displays these qualities over and over again. In the story of the Transfiguration, Jesus reveals the source of his “true grit” … his communion with the Father.

The only cure for sagging or fainting faith is Communion. Although perfect and complete, the Blessed Sacrament does not operate completely, and once and for all for any of us. Like the act of faith, it must be continuous and grow by exercise.

What nourishes you and your family for the journey of life? What provides the necessary eternal endurance?

May the Eucharist always be your mountaintop experience of the Transfiguration where you discover again and again the source of your “true grit.” God bless you and your family on this Feast of the Transfiguration.

For additional reading: The Transfiguration of Jesus, Mark 9:2-10.

About Father Willy Raymond, C.S.C.

Father Willy Raymond, C.S.C. is President of Holy Cross Family Ministries. He entered Holy Cross Fathers in 1964. He earned a Bachelors in Philosophy from Stonehill College in 1967 and a Masters in Theology from the University of Notre Dame in 1971. In addition to English, Father Willy is conversant in French and Spanish. He's a native of Old Town, Maine and one of 12 children. He remains a diehard fan of the Boston Red Sox, even though he has served as Chaplain for the Los Angeles Dodgers.