On the hillsides in Lebanon, Quebec, and France, bonfires light up the night on the feast of Saint John the Baptist. Let's reflect on the great precursor’s gift to us, and our response as missionary disciples.
A true story of the Sacred Heart as a phone, the Sacred Heart as a path to living in the world filled with awe and the Sacred Heart that blesses the family home.
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Sometime during my younger years, I heard the expression: that someone was taking up the mantle. Taken literally, it didn't make sense because the only "mantle" I knew/ was the ledge over the opening of a fireplace. But with time, I learned that it meant a person taking up the responsibilities for someone else/ just like we heard about in today's first reading.
A gentleman, walking down the streets was watching street kids playing in a field. He was intrigued to see some of them carrying smaller kids on their backs while running after their soccer ball. So, knowing their poor economic background, the gentleman said to one of the guys, “It is too bad that you have to carry a burden even when you play.” “He’s no burden, Sir!” came the answer from one, “he’s my brother.”
In the midst of today’s crises: social, economic, moral, and political, we as leaders, parents, friends, or peers, need a solid base for making right decisions.