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Fr. Dick’s Spiritual Reflection – 09/15/2015

Fr. Dick’s Spiritual Reflection – 09/15/2015

“Who do people say that I am?”


    I found out who wrote those Ten Commandments of Forgiveness that I shared in my last reflection.   They were written by Fr. Jim Taranto a diocesan priest in the Diocese of Kansas City-St Joseph at St. Mark’s Parish in Independence, Missouri.

    My thought for today has to deal with a question Jesus asked his disciples which we heard in last Sunday’s gospel….”Who do people say that I am?”

    I thought it would be interesting to think of what others would say about us if we asked, “Who do you say I am?”  If you could only give one sentence that best described you and it had to be one of the following, which one would it be?

    “To love and be loved.”

    “To die and immediately go to heaven.”

    “Just want to make others happy.”

    “Want to personally tell those whom I’ve hurt, I’m sorry.”

    “Would die for spouse or relative or friend”

    “To thank personally those who made a difference in my life.”

    “To be the person God wants me to be.”

    You can only pick one even though I suspect you might say all of the above.  Every once in a while I hear someone tell me that they’re not sure if people really know them.  Which one of the above would your best friend pick about you?

    It’s really comforting to know that when we were baptized, God told the whole world that no one is more important to me than this child.  It is so affirming to realize that there is only one of us and God has a plan for each and every one.

    Prayers for you… And in the words of Robert Schuller, “God loves you and so do I.”