May 10, 2016: Tuesday, Seventh Week of Easter

And now I will no longer be in the world, but they are in the world . . . (John 17: 11)

            As the Easter Season draws to a close, we are reminded of our awesome responsibility to be Jesus’ presence in the world; to glorify God and to bear witness to the Good News. This is no small responsibility, but it is ours through baptism. We are the hand God extends to those who need him. Ours is a smile that shows the world God’s loving face. Fidelity to our mission may bring hardships, but we know that we are united with the saints and our founders who have walked this way before us. Fidelity to Jesus and to the charism of our community demands our courageous response. To follow Jesus is to reach out into a world that may not want our help. Yet we continue to reach out because the Blood that was shed on the Cross was shed not just for a select few, but for the whole world.

Fr. Steve Dos Santos, C.PP.S. (Cincinnati)



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