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Present at the Table: Family Reflection Video

Present at the Table: Family Reflection Video

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Have you met others who seem swept away by today’s culture and appear rather indifferent to life’s most important questions?

How did the Apostle Andrew begin his faith life? In today’s readings we learn it was an encounter with Jesus. A relationship. And Andrew went on to share what he knew … and who he knew with others. We are called to do the same, but how?

We can’t make anyone believe but rather we can pray that we ourselves will be filled with Christ, his peace, his joy and his love. We must never be embarrassed or timid about our faith yet we should not force anything when another is unreceptive. Instead be attentive and sensitive so that we’ll know when our witness will touch another’s heart.

Have you experienced something similar in your own life? Was there a time when you knew someone’s heart was open and needed you to share your faith with them at that very moment?

I pray you and your family will be attentive to Christ’s presence; to be in Christ with the confidence that he will speak to others through you.

About Father Jim Phalan, C.S.C.

Father James Phalan, C.S.C., is a Catholic priest, member of the Congregation of Holy Cross and the National Director of Family Rosary. He served as a missionary for many years travelling the globe to help people come to Jesus through Mary as part of the Family Rosary team. Now he is happy to be serving back at home in the USA!