Wednesday, May 25, 2005


I am thrilled! I just made goal for the year, and it looks like we will do well in exceeding goal so that with our pledge default rate, I might still have a chance at staying over goal by the end of FY 05! Excellent!


Here is a reflection for you: Matthew 21: 29-34

As they left Jericho, a great crowd followed him. Two blind men were sitting by the roadside, and when they heard that Jesus was passing by, they cried out, "Lord, Son of David, have pity on us! The crowd warned them all to be silent, but they called out all the more, "Lord, Son of David, have pity on us!" Jesus stopped and called them and said, "What do you want me to do for you?" They answered him, "Lord, let our eyes by opened." Moved with pity, Jesus touched their eyes. Immediately they received the gift of their sight, and followed him.


The message for us here is clear: Set aside the fear and pride that so often keeps us silent to call out to the Lord and ask him for his grace, love, help and assistance. If faith is our true inspiration, we cannot be silent as it is only with and through Jesus that we embrace the crosses we carry and love unconditionally in return. We are too frequently like these blind men, or like the disciples before the resurrection, unable to see Christ in our daily struggles. If we have strength to lay down our fear and pride at the foot of the cross, and call out to Christ, he will pity us out of his unconditional love and answer our call.