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Taste and See the Goodness - Family Reflection Video

Taste and See the Goodness - Family Reflection Video

Celebrating family life

“You know how to interpret the appearance of the earth and the sky; why do you not know how to interpret the present time?”

Jesus asked that question today. If the truth be told, there are all kinds of comments about what is going on with the planet; the weather. We have sophisticated data but some among us also know it is going to rain because their arthritis is acting up, or dark clouds tell us rain is on the way, or the birds are excitable so it must mean a storm is approaching.

For His part, Jesus is simply reminding us to taste and see the goodness of the Lord. It is everywhere and He is everywhere.

St. Paul said as much to his audience. Remember your calling. Live in a manner worthy of your calling. He reminded them that we have been called to one hope, one faith, one baptism, one Lord. Taste and see the goodness of the Lord.

Father Boby, in a homily he preached earlier this week, referenced a practice of writing down two or three things that spouses would like to see reciprocated; things that would build one another up. In his comments to the people of Ephesus, St. Paul had some important reminders for us as well, things that serve to build us up, things that serve to remind us of our calling:

  1. Seek to be humble. By this Paul meant have a down to earth sense about who we are; no need to inflate a sense of self. God loves us for who we are and not for who we think we need to be.
  2. Seek to be gentle, considerate in our dealing with others.
  3. And lastly, be patient, be long suffering and possess the power to forgo revenge.

Taste and see all the good that God has been doing in our lives and celebrate it. 

In saying what He said today, Jesus is simply reminding us to look inside ourselves more often and see the hand of God at work in our lives.

When middle school children come to the Museum of Family Prayer, we invite them to make a scavenger hunt. We give them a clipboard and as they go through the museum, push buttons for explanations and are asked to answer questions about what they saw and heard. Their responses reveal the mysteries to be found in the museum.

We read in Scripture that God reveals to the little ones the mysteries of the Kingdom. God also does that for adults hence his question today, “How come we know how to interpret the appearance of earth and sky, yet I still remain a mystery for so many of you?"

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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!