Daily Reflection:
Monday, April 13

My Dear Friends,

Happy Resurrection! We now are in the celebration of the Great Fifty Days of the Easter Season!

Yes, we celebrate in these darkest of days…because of Jesus’ Death & Resurrection, in the midst of darkness, we celebrate life and light.

Our faith gives us hope. We will find our way out. We keep putting one foot in front of the other. We keep moving forward, not knowing where we are going, but that is okay, because wherever we are going, God is already there!

To be able to walk this terrain of our Faith, we must wrestle with “Disruption” in our lives.
 “Disruption” is painful, challenging, and causes suffering. But it is a constant in our lives. Rather than running from it, denying it, medicating it, we must embrace it. And in that embrace, we experience the powerful movement of God in our lives.

Today, I share with you COVID-19 and Disruption, a video by Maureen K. Day, Ph.D. Maureen is Assistant Professor of Religion & Society in the Franciscan School of Theology at the University of San Diego. She is also a Research Fellow for Georgetown University, Center for Applied Research in the Apostolate (CARA). And, most importantly, she, her husband, and children are members of our St. Thomas More Faith Family.

Take time to watch, listen, and then reflect on her message. Click on the image to start.

Tomorrow, I will continue with the theme of “Disruption” with a reflection by Rev. Henri Nouwen, one of the great Spiritual Writers of our time.

--Fr. Mike

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