I have come to fall in love with teaching in Catholic schools. What are YOU in love with?...

"Nothing is more practical than finding God, that is, than falling in love in a quite absolute, final way. What you are in love with, what seizes your imagination, will affect everything. It will decide what will get you out of bed in the morning, what you will do with your evenings, how you will spend your weekends, what you read, who you know, what breaks your heart, and what amazes you with joy and gratitude. Fall in love, stay in love, and it will decide everything." - Pedro Arrupe

Wednesday, May 6, 2015

The iPad and the Wireless - A Modern-day Parable

I am the vine and my father is the vine grower...

Thus began today's Gospel.

But Fr. Larry wanted us to relate this metaphor to today's society:

You (congregation) are the iPads. I (Jesus) am the wireless and my Father is the server. Without me, you cannot check email, surf the web, be connected. Without my Father, I cannot serve you...

He went on a little further, but I think this serves his point. It's easy to lose sight of Jesus' meaning if we're not familiar with the imagery he used (e.g. growing vines), so it's important to "translate" his message into the everyday of our lives.

Well played, Fr. Larry. I think we all really plugged in to that one...

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