The smile never left his face. “Even though life gets tough, God always provides.”
The dominant images we are seeing and hearing across the world today, images of conflict and deception, are not what Christ intended when he came among us to bring about a kingdom of peace and reconciling love.
Daniel and the widow from today’s readings, and the Cape Verdean father and the volunteers from My Brother’s Keeper in my story, are all images of Christ in our world today. As we pray the Our Father and say the words, Thy Kingdom Come, let us remember that each of us is an icon, an image of Christ, helping to build the Kingdom of God on earth today. God has made each one of us fit to participate in his kingdom.
As you say your evening prayers or sit with your family at dinner tonight, think about your day. Was it Christ-centered? In what way were you an image of Christ for others today? And how can you be tomorrow?
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!