Catechist and Prophet. Family Thought for the Day 6 February

Beauty had been a catechist for a number of years.   While she loved the ministry she also felt  quite sad that she was finding herself growing away from her own family.  “It seems as if they think I’m some kind of religious nut,” she shared, “and all I wish is for Peter and the kids to understand what I am gaining from this spirituality which is not only for and about God but also for them.”

Jesus said to them, ”a prophet is not without honour, except in his own country and among his own kin and in his own house.”  Mark 6:1-6. 

Pope Francis. Those who have deep spiritual aspirations should not feel that the family detracts from their growth in the life of the Spirit but rather see it as a path which the Lord is using to lead them to the heights of mystical union.   AL 316

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