“We are poor as you can see, but God has never abandoned us even for once. We are truly poor but we don't see ourselves that way because all our needs are taken care of by Jesus and his mother Mary.
Every time there is a need in our family, we agree together and kneel down as a family and we request Mary Mother of God to go and talk to our Lord Jesus about it. Mary Mother of God then intercedes and we get what is lacking in our family. Now all our children know who to approach in times of need.
In this state of poverty in our family all our 9 children are in school. They are sometimes sent out of school because their fees and tuition are not paid. It is hard, but at the end of every year they pass and go to the next class.
We approach Mother Mary through the Rosary, and we approach the Lord through mother Mary, and our requests are never denied.
Today's Gospel invites us to be humble like mere servants. Matia in his testimony remained humble and relied on God for the daily needs of his big family. St. Josephat because he remained humble and grew in holiness, he was able to expand the Catholic faith, and eventually was martyred for it.
Today we are invited to be humble and holy relying on God’s providence like mere servants. Are willing and ready to accept this invitation to be humble and grow in holiness?
About Father Pinto Paul, C.S.C.
Father Pinto Paul C.S.C., ordained a priest in the Congregation of Holy Cross in 1999, worked with tribal populations in northeast India as a missionary for ten years. In 2010 he came to the US for further studies. While working as a campus minister at Stonehill College, he assisted pastors in local parishes, led seminars and workshops for teachers and students in the US and earned a master’s degree in Educational Administration from Boston College and a Ph.D. in Educational Leadership from Lesley University, Cambridge. He is currently working as the International Director of the Boston-based Holy Cross Family Ministries with missions in 17 countries.