This week we have been reading in Acts about St. Paul and his efforts to convert non Jews to Christ. His journeys were met with hostility, difficulty and even imprisonment. He was often prevented from doing good and sharing the gospel. Being human I would guess he wondered why the Holy Spirit prevented him for carrying out his mission. Yet when this happened he simply went on to another place. He never quit trying.
We all experience difficulties in our lives. It’s only human to be disappointed or discouraged when things don’t work out as we planned. Think about all the high school or college seniors who didn’t have a prom or graduation this year. Or those in our church excited about their First Communion or Confirmation only to be told they will have to wait. Those in the RCIA excited to join our Catholic faith only to have that excitement put on hold.
At the end of the day we should pray for them and for all of the disappointments we feel during this time of quarantine. I personally miss the Eucharist a lot, but I know God has plan for us. I can’t always see God’s plan but I trust it is greater than anything I could imagine.
DeColores, Deacon Doug