It is difficult to let go of what we were once taught.
When asked what we think our image of God is, answers will vary. Early converts to Christianity found it difficult to let go of what they were once taught about God; that He was unapproachable, surrounded by fire, and gloomy darkness.
There are still many people whose image of God continues to be one of fear and not unconditional love. Jesus worked to spread this love to each and every one of us and showed us this in sending out his disciples. They were approachable, light, and brought healing. Their message was one of love and compassion, lifting depressed spirits up, and inspiring forgiveness. This new way of thinking about God is what inspires us today.
What would you say if you were asked: what is your image of God?
We pray to be worthy messengers today. May we spread God’s love and inspire others to draw closer to him.
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!