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Fr. Dick’s Spiritual Reflection – 02/26/2015

Fr. Dick’s Spiritual Reflection – 02/26/2015

One of my favorite sports figures of all times is Yogi Berra.

    Another reflection for Lent. One of my favorite sports figures of all times is Yogi Berra. It was never about him. He loved the game, was a great team player and had a great sense of humor. I love his sayings. There are so many of them. “It ain’t over ’til it’s over” or “When you come to the fork in the road, take it.”   But one of my favorite sayings of his is this, “If you don’t know where you’re going, you’re gonna end up somewhere else.” How true is that. Many people get worried that they are on the wrong path, or that they will never get to heaven.

    My sister, Mary Ann, commented on my last reflection when I said “Heaven’s in your future.” She said that she is going to sue me for plagiarism because she told me that phrase over twenty years ago. She always reminded me that we are God’s children and as a Parent He wants us with Him. So in HIS plan we are to get to heaven. And God is doing everything in His power to get us there.

    During Lent, I always think it’s a good idea to thank God for moving us toward Him and also telling Him we are sorry for times we may have failed. He is always there to forgive us.  Maybe taking advantage of receiving the healing sacrament of Reconciliation is a great help to you during the Lenten Season. If so, good for you.

    Anyway, Mary Ann reminds me that Heaven’s in our future…it is there for the taking. Relax during Lent because it is just the warm up for Easter…when Jesus is the winner. The shortest homily I ever heard on Easter was from an English Literature professor in college. He read the gospel…made a very long dramatic pause and then looked out into the congregation and said with his English accent, “WELL, THE JOKE’S ON THE DEVIL. And that was it.

    Continue to pray for me as I will for you.