Friday, July 20, 2012

Take Five

Dear Parishioners,

One of the main ideas of today’s Gospel (Mark 6:30-34) is to rest. Close the day planner; turn off the cell phone; shut down the computer. Manage your work, give yourself permission to rest, practice meditation, and choose to give shape to your own future.

I am convinced that most of us make our way through life’s journey reacting to what life brings our way. More of life happens to us rather than life tumbling out from us. Because we are so deeply involved in work, family, friendships and church, we rarely take the time to stop reacting and become actors in the story of our own life. So, “take five”… relax and rest. Step away from the demands of life often… even if it’s only for a short time, and in doing so, find new energy and purpose to be the person God created you to be.

- Deacon Robert

“The Devil writes down our sins –
our Guardian Angel all our merits.
Labor that the Guardian Angel’s book may be full,
and the Devil’s empty.”
- The Cure D’Ars