Pastoral Ministry to the Niagara Medical Campus
Pastoral Ministry to the Niagara Medical Campus
Official Diocesan Shrine of St Jude
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Message from Augie

 

Who does the will of God?   Those who do the will of God.   We can’t presume that our family, our church, even ourselves, can automatically be presumed to be doing God’s will.

Learning how to drive is an interesting experience, but not a relaxing one. As I witnessed the nieces and nephews  learn how to drive I grew a new respect for my sisters, brother, including the in-laws.  Then becoming more anxious once they were licensed and could operate on their own.  Then some of them racing cars at Holland,.  OH MY GOD!  Driving around a race track at inappropriate rates of speed. Worry! And serious conversations.

We all learn road safety through experience, gaining coordination and developing skills over time this is no longer a issue.

What I do know that the persons,  nieces and nephews, whom I saw as a child are, in fact, young adults with their own plans and way of being in the world.  Worries and fears are not going to change that, not then, not ever, not for any of our adult children.  But I do feel empathy for Jesus’ family, especially his mom, in today’s Gospel.  Families do worry.  Before we judge, let’s grant them that understanding.

 

SO THE QUESTION:   HOW CAN WE KNOW WHEN TO INTERVENE OR STAND BACK WHEN SOMEONE IN OUR LIFE IS SIMPLY CHOOSING A PATH THAT YOU WOULD NOT HAVE?

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