There are so many theories on this age-old question.
Moses tells God the people he leads are too heavy for him. He does not understand why the people God entrusted him to lead out of slavery are suffering so much during the journey. What do you say, how do you respond when you come face to face with the pain and anguish that afflicts so many people?
Sometimes, all we can do is listen with compassion, allow those hurting to share their grief, affirm their feelings, and entrust them in prayer to the care of God. Jesus’ disciples are prepared to dismiss the crowds, but Jesus reached out to them, and fed the thousands in a great miracle.
Our Mother Mary, watches out for us alongside her son, as we celebrate the Dedication of the Basilica of Saint Mary Major today. When we find ourselves unable to carry those who are hurting, reach out and entrust them to Mary, the mother of Jesus.
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!