It reminds me of the important people in my life, beginning with my parents, then teachers, coaches, priests, and other mentors all who provided me the hope that I needed to try, persevere, and sometimes try again at different moments of my life. I’m sure you can think of your own examples…people who inspired you to take a chance and to believe.
I belong to the Congregation of Holy Cross (also the religious order of Father Peyton) which lives under the motto: “Ave Crux, Spes Unica” which means, “Hail the Cross, Our Only Hope.” This motto cuts to the essence of our reason for hope; for it’s because Jesus suffered and died on the cross for us that we’ve been redeemed.
So let me ask you: who’s God calling to share this reason for hope with today? Who do you know, beginning in your family and then looking outward that needs to hear the Good News and have their faith strengthened, who do you know that needs to know that you’re praying for them, and learn of the power of the grace of God?
About Father David Marcham
Reverend David S. Marcham is the Vice Postulator for the Cause of Venerable Patrick Peyton, and Director of the Father Peyton Guild, whose members pray for Father Peyton’s beatification and spread his message of the importance of Family Prayer. Prior to becoming a seminarian, Father David was a physical therapist and clinical instructor, serving hospital inpatients and outpatients throughout the greater Boston area for eleven years. In 1998 he heard the call to priesthood and was ordained in the Archdiocese of Boston in 2005. Father David grew up in Quincy, MA, and has fond memories of playing soccer, tennis and running track. You’re never without a friend when Father David is around, as he welcomes everyone into his circle with a smile on his face!