Some time ago, I had the responsibility of organizing an international meeting in West Africa. One of the guests remarked that where we were going would be very different from his home country, and makes me think today what would it be like to invite people who are very different from us to our table, as Jesus does?
With Jesus there is room at the table for everyone. However, we are the ones who don’t always want to make room. We are urged to look out for the interest of everyone else --not just ourselves.
How have I welcomed my brothers and sisters? Am I looking out for others?
May prayer bring calmness to our hearts and unity among all people.
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!