I believe in Christianity as I believe that the sun has risen: not only because I see it, but because by it I see everything else.
by Flannery LaGrua
How easily I could replace the term ‘Christianity’ with ‘Grace’ or ‘God’s Love’. The promise of God’s constant and unimpeachable love is the corner-stone of our faith. This love must be the foundation from which we build ourselves, and our relationships to others.
I see God’s love reflected in the face of this community by the way we come together, whether during mass or at the parish fair, as individuals and with our families, to share our faith with openness towards each other and God. We are pushed from within to build ourselves up from a foundation of our Catholic faith made stronger in community. Bringing Kathy Coffey to present on the Revised Roman Missile is a perfect example of this community’s desire to grow in and share faith.
This month’s question is ‘How do you see God’s love reflected in the Holy Family community?’
This was my favorite question to ask so far. The fear was apparent on every face as I approached each person with, “I write a monthly article for Holy Family, may I ask you a question.” However, that discomfort for being put on the spot, quickly melted away as I asked this month’s question and, with a breath of relief, was told, “Oh, that’s easy.” I think these responses express the Holy Family present and living in this community, which is a family itself.
Nelly – Everyone is so united. Even though we don’t know each other, I know so much love and caring here.
Doug – My children who are at co-op and Sunday pre-school; my daughter who is in Kindergarten. My family is becoming a part of a larger family. [The community] really hits on ‘it takes a village to raise a child’. I think all of the RCIA folks will always have a unique view of the Church. For us as adults to feel the welcome of the church, the parish and the Church as a whole, it’s unlike anything else I’ve ever done – to stand up and profess your faith with a group of people doing the same thing.
Connie – The family atmosphere and the people here, the leaders. It’s a very loving community this church.
Richard “Rico”– I see God’s love reflected in the large turnout and warm, positive atmosphere at Sunday mass.
Please share with us in the comments section below how you see God’s love reflected in this community.