Friday, February 10, 2012

Keeping Secrets?

Dear Parishioners,

Best way I know to get the “word” out is to tell someone to keep it a secret. Had Jesus performed a miracle for you or me, as He did for the leper in today’s Gospel (Mark 1:40-45), by the afternoon, all of Anne Arundel County would have heard about it, and by the next morning, people would be talking about it all over the Archdiocese.

Truth is, all of us experience God’s mercy and healing love in our lives from time to time. Problem is, we haven’t been asked to keep it a secret, and have a tendency to keep some things quietly in our hearts.

When we have those moments that we realize could only be the work of a loving God in our lives, don’t be afraid to share them with others. Like the healed leper, we can allow joy and gratitude to rise up in us, so that we cannot help but share the good news with everyone and so build up the kingdom of God in the world.

- Deacon Robert

“God does not require of us the martyrdom of the body;
He requires only the martyrdom of the heart, and the will.”
- The Cure D’Ars