Thursday, May 14, 2009
Robert Wants His Mother
Tonight, we had our parish Confirmation Mass. After the Mass, we all went downstairs to the Grand Hall for refreshments. The place was packed.
Father and Monsignor (who was there by special request of the Bishop to stand in his place) enjoyed the festivities and made the rounds congratulating the students in our Confirmation class.
And then they turned toward the sad face of a little boy, and both Father and Monsignor stooped over to see what was troubling the small child.
After a quick review of the situation, Father announced to the room that "Robert has lost his mother." And then the two robed clergymen took that little boy by the hand, one on each side, and led him around the Grand Hall until they came across his mother.
Okay, converts. That's what it's like, isn't it? We were that little boy. Then, some clergyman took us by the hand and led us to Mother Church, and we ran into her arms, relieved.
Look around you, Catholic brothers and sisters, there are crying sons and daughters who want their mamas too.
Maybe you are the only one to lead them home to Mother Church.
So keep your eyes and ears open and learn from these priests. Robert wants his Mother and you can help.