Reflection July 31 st – Matthew 13 54-58

A profit is not without honor, except in his own country and house. I learned the true meaning of this scripture when I made my Cursillo, and returned to bloom where I was planted at my workplace, which was a construction company – not exactly a breeding ground for vocations to
the religious life! I had been “one of the guys”, and as I started to make changes in my life, I often heard co- workers say “what ever happened to the fun Kevin?”, or “clean up the language, here comes Captain Catholic” After facing years of this ridicule, which by the way, Jesus predicted for us if we follow him, these same people were the very ones that would come to me when they had a crisis in their lives and asked me to pray with them. What got me through these times was the incredible joy I found by living my life for Jesus. When things got tough, I asked myself a simple question, who am I trying to please, the world, or Jesus?. For me, the answer was obvious and easy!

De Colores, Deacon Kevin


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