Tuesday, June 19, 2007

Prayers for tonight

Tonight there will be a second listening session (the first I wrote about here) where the task force's recommendation regarding the future plans for the three churches in our Deanery cluster will be presented and discussed. Pray for those on the task force, for those attending the meeting, and for those who cannot or do not attend and are affected. I can only hope this session contains more positive commentary and constructive criticism and less short-term and sometimes even scandalous commentary. I may just lose my temper if someone decides it's an appropriate time to launch an ad hominem attack on the Bishop.

For all those that want to lay it at his feet, I ask you only these few questions. When is the last time you voluntarily fasted for a day as a sacrifice? When did you last spend an hour in front of the Blessed Sacrament praying for the vocations that may have helped avert this problem? How have you helped make your family the ecclesia domestica it is called to be? And when did you perform some sacrificial act in reparation for the sins of others as well as yourself? Be very, very careful what you lay at the feet of others, for you may unknowingly be laying it at your own feet.