Saint John has been busy doing what some of us find to be a chore during the Christmas season. He has been writing letters. His letters are quite a bit different from some of the Christmas letters we may have received from friends and relatives.
St. John’s letters spoke about faith, doing the will of his Father and avoiding the allurements that everyday life dangles before our eyes. He urged those he was writing to, to stay focused on the teachings and love of God. To love the world’s maker more than the world.
The readings leading up to and following Christmas have been sharing some wonderful letters about God who stooped down to become one of us.
Today we heard about Anna and how she spent all those years in the temple in prayer, waiting and her waiting was fulfilled. What Anna was seeking and found in the temple that day was life giving. That day in the temple Anna gave thanks and spoke about the child. We are asked to do the same today.
Letters we write or will write will hopefully give thanks and speak about Jesus because the work of the incarnation must go forward.
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!