God has plans bigger than our hurts and sufferings.
In thinking about the story of Joseph from today’s reading, I think about family members who no longer interact with one another because of past hurts or grudges. Joseph was so overcome with emotion at seeing his brothers who had wronged him, but he also recognized God’s plan in sending him to Egypt and forgives his brothers.
What a magnanimous response! Taking that first step towards forgiveness, realizing God has placed each of us right where we are needed is such a powerful thing in bringing families back together. We are all blessed with different gifts, as Jesus tells the disciples today; and in sharing these gifts, we are doing the work of the Lord.
What do you share with your family?
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!