Shining like light for those who do not see clearly…
Today we honor Saint John Chysostom, a man who lived to speak the work of Jesus so beautifully, he was said to have a “golden mouth.” Even when he was thrown in prison for criticizing public officials, he wrote letters encouraging people to stay faithful to the teachings of Jesus and the God’s word.
I see Saint Paul as a similar character. Though he started out in life only criticizing others, he became a great speaker on behalf of Jesus, bringing messages of peace, mercy, and grace to people everywhere. He had to remove the wooden beam from his own eye, as Jesus said, before he could see clearly enough to help others.
How can we transform our lives in service to Jesus and our brothers and sisters in 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!