A Day in the Life of a Former Campus Priest at CUA, Now the Pastor of a GREAT Parish is Kensington CT.. ST. Paul Church
Saturday, April 19, 2008
Overwhelmed and still processing
I can't really explain how I feel about these last few days. I am filled with awe. I have a desire to be holier and so much more knowledgeable in my faith.
I want to go deeper, to preach better to serve more generously. I want to give my life more freely to God and his people. There are all kinds of emotions in my heart. They swirl around in my being and I find it difficult to unravel them let alone understand them.
I am not a man moved easily I am not one to scream at rock stars yet I am so moved at the presence of Pope Benedict here on our campus. I want to learn more about him. I want to read his works I want to understand them as best as I can. I want to share them with others.
"I am with you always until the end of time" Jesus promised in the Gospel of Matthew. Yes he his and while I have always respected and been most grateful for the ministry of St. Peter passed down from generation to generation... I have a new understanding and awe of place that Peter's ministry should have in my own life. The Pope who teaches without fear, the Pope who embraces the world, the Pope who protects us from error, the Pope who unites us and is the guarantor to the communion (small c) we all share in the Church.
I need to think and I need to pray more fervently what do you want me to do Lord.
hmmmm.... so much to think about indeed
Overwhelmed... trying to figure it out.
Oh by the way the morning after the Pope left our Campus I went with Fr. O'Connell to the National Catholic Prayer Breakfast where President Bush made an apperance. He spoke about the importance of Catholic Schools and the incredible gift the Church is to our country. I was impressed by what he said and the manner with which he spoke but..... there was no comparison.