Dear Brothers and Sisters of St. Pius X Parish,
Wow! It really is so hard to believe that we are less than a month away until classes resume around the area. Many of us are out of a formal version of school, but the reality is that we are not really out of “school.” We truly are lifelong learners!
How many times have we found out an unknown fact about a close friend whom we might have know nearly our whole lives? I use this example for two reason. First, we hear in the gospel today that Jesus proclaims to be the Bread of Life come down from Heaven who will nourish us. For those claiming to “know” Jesus, they think He is completely off his rocker. Second, it motivates me in my daily life to learn more and more about Jesus Christ, who should always be my closest of friends. It is Christ who will open my heart more and more to love and serve Him in my prayers, works, joys, sufferings, successes and failures.
We are never too young or too old to live our dreams and accomplish our goals. It just takes a lot of patience and the openness to learn and grow; yes, at times we also will have to embrace our failures. Some of the most powerful experiences have come after years and years of struggle and failure. God indeed has great things for us, even in our weakest of moments. How can that not be a motivation for us to continue to learn and fulfill the will of God? We just have to trust and have confidence in the Lord.