How do you imagine God’s view of us? Do you see Him as far removed and dispassionate, displeased that we don’t measure up … or do you see Him like Jesus whose heart was moved with pity?
I think the answer to that question depends….
It depends on how we’ve come to see God in the scriptures, at Mass, when we pray, and certainly in the sacrament of Confession.
How we imagine God sees us and cares for us also depends on our life experiences, including the family we grew up in.
It also depends on whether we are open to God's grace, His love, and concern for each of us.
Let us pray today for the faith and hope to grow in our belief in God’s only begotten Son so that we may be inwardly transformed to be more and more like Him who comes to teach and nourish us for our journey with Him each day.
Let us also pray for our families to grow in our friendship with God; so that we can find the patience and compassion to offer our love to them; through small and large acts of sacrifice, reminders of God's presence in each heart, in each family around the world.
May God bless you and your family this holy day!
About Father David Marcham
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!