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, January 27, 2016

Are Our Hearts Too Hard for Jesus?

Ultimately, this is the question that is begged to be answered in today's Gospel. At our weekly school Mass today, our pastor enlisted the help of four 4th graders to act out the story of the sower and the seed. With some prompting, the students "fell" on the ground, were "choked" by thorns, and "took root" in good soil. It was quite entertaining...and also memorable.

After the homily, he asked us to think about if our hearts are ready for Jesus - or are they too hard? Good to think about...hmm...

Mixing it up at Mass - nice one, Father. I think the kids are more likely to remember this Gospel passage now that they've seen it with their own eyes.

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