One parishioner posed he was so happy it was Sunday, any happier and he'd be in Heaven! His litany included: health, food, a loving wife, four grown children
and a business and friends beside him. This is a man expressing the blessings in his Life. Life is a gift and how we love is how we are near to God, the fullfillment of the law.
Tomorrow is the feast
of the Nativity of the Blessed Mother. On the secular calendar this week is the anniversary of 9.11.01. As we look at the permanent , yes, of Mary we consider love in the more difficult times.
article by Bishop Emeritus Kenneth Angell appeared in VT Catholic Tribune on the 5th anniversary of 9/11. If you may not realize, Bishop Angell lost his brother and sister in law on 9/11. In the article His loving writing teaches us:
"We must not let anger control our life. If anger rules, the enemy has won... We are a Christian People. We are obligated to forgive those who trespass against us, as The Lord has forgiven all who trespassed against
Him....And I keep remembering when my brother David was born. I was 17 years old and already in Seminary, on my way to priesthood. So my special father, realizing I would never marry, never have children... Graciously allowed me to choose the name...I
chose David....which means beloved. And so he shall be eternally."
May the total love of Mary and the forgiving love of Bishop Angell be so ours. As we pray for those impacted by 9/11 may
our gestures of love, our words of love and dreams of a Marian love expand in every breath.
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