Message from Fr. Stan

Thursday July 3, 2014

Dear Friends of Francesco,

Greetings peace and Blessings to you, your family and friends. The encounter Thomas had with the Risen Jesus was awesome – an awesome encounter of radical reversal. After having not been present when Jesus appeared to the disciples Thomas said, “Unless I see the marks of the nails in his hands and put my finger into the nail marks…I will not believe.” Jesus appeared again this time with Thomas present and Jesus said to him “PUT YOUR FINGER HERE AND SEE.” Jesus reversed the order.

This radical reversal was just the beginning of Thomas being plunged into the primordial vocation of the human person. The great saint John Paul II refers to an echo of the primordial vocation whereby the Creator calls man to the true Good, and even more, through Christ's Revelation, to become his friend and to share his own divine life. Thomas is plunged at once inalienable self-possession and openness to all that exists, in passing beyond self to knowledge and love of the other.

How amazingly beautiful does Romero Guardini display this for us: A person who has been wounded is comforted when someone eho loves him awakens the hidden energy within him so that it passes through the wound in a healing stream.

With love and prayers for you, your family, friends and for all your needs and intions with love and prayers in Jesus and Mary…Lord willin talk to ya’ll next week…

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