“God waits; he waits for us to concede him only the smallest glimmer of space so that he can enact his forgiveness and his charity within us. We stand before a God who knows our sins, our betrayals, our denials, our wretchedness. And yet he is there waiting for us, ready to give himself completely to us, to lift us up.”
Why was this year’s Cajun Fest so successful? Well, the same reason it was so successful last year and the many years before that. Literally a village of Visitation of Our Lady parishioners work on it for a full year.
Perhaps you know someone who says being Christian is easy. If you do, please introduce me. I do not know a single person who says being Christ-like is easy. And, because I am a priest and study Jesus' life, I believe I can include Jesus himself in the group that says being Christ-like is hard, incredibly hard.
While the expansive document is well worth reading closely and reflecting upon, these quotes can also encourage and challenge us in our faith, our family life, and our understanding of marital vocation.