“The one who treated him with mercy.”

The above quote is the response to a question Jesus asks after sharing the parable of the Good Samaritan. The lesson here is that we are all called by God to care for our neighbor. And who is our neighbor? The question that instigated Jesus's parable reveals that everyone is our neighbor. Friend, family, stranger, … Continue reading “The one who treated him with mercy.”

Kneel at His Feet

This post came to mind today as the Church celebrates the Exaltation of the Holy Cross so I thought I would share again.

Drowning in Lemonade

I follow Father Burke Master’s blog and receive his posts each day in my inbox, as many of you do who follow me. I felt led to share this morning’s post (below) and I hope  you’ll find it as encouraging as I do.

My favorite line:  There might be times that we must kneel at the foot of the cross with Mary, not understanding completely what God is doing. Ask for the faith of Mary at those times.

I was surprised by that image because it is not the norm when I think of or talk about kneeling at Jesus’ feet. The usual scene for me is with the ‘other’ Mary, Martha’s sister, kneeling at the feet of Jesus to hear His word and indeed to be with the Word. But here, Father Burke has us kneeling in anguish and pain, with the world turned upside down, in complete incomprehension…

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