Dear Parents and Guardians,
Another Sunday, another week of eLearning behind us. In today's Gospel reading, the two travelers on their way Emmaus were unable to recognize the Lord walking with them. As the travelers recounted the trial and execution of Jesus back to the Risen Lord himself, surely they were too distracted by the despair of their tale to see the good news right in front of them.
Seeing the Lord in our presence today may not always be easy, but as these long days and weeks drag on we simply must recognize that He is frequently walking the path right beside us. I have struggled with it myself. I often lie awake at night, worried about our faculty and students. One early morning, out of bed because I couldn't sleep after reading too many stories about the pandemic, I thought to myself, "Where is God?" Shortly thereafter my son came down the stairs, having been woken (as teenage boys are) by hunger. He and I had 30 minutes to sit and talk with no email, text or phone distractions. Before he'd filled his stomach and returned to bed I knew that this was my message - to be grateful, because I am so blessed.
I have no doubt that many who are reading this are having challenges much bigger than mine. Anxiety and anger seem to be prevailing emotions. It can be difficult to see God's presence in our lives. When you feel as though God isn't near, look to the members of the Trinity community. Chances are, you will see someone acting with care, compassion and love. You will see Blazer families being God's presence here.
St Terese has said:
“Christ has no body now but yours. No hands, no feet on earth but yours. Yours are the eyes through which he looks compassion on this world. Yours are the feet with which he walks to do good... Christ has no body now on earth but yours.”
Below, you will see a number of resources that have been established to help those in need. Seeing these things reminds me that even now, while afraid and lonely, many people strive to do good for others, to be Christ's hands, feet, and eyes here on earth. We are truly #InThisTogether. Thank you for being God's blessing in my life, and in one another's lives.