Fr. Dick’s Spiritual Reflection — 03/23/2020
“The Lord is my shepherd, there is nothing I shall want.”
Greetings and prayers from the Vincentian Parish Mission Center. All missioners are okay. Hope this finds everyone well. It is a difficult time for sure but I am confident we will come through this in a manner pleasing to Our Lord. We have Mass everyday at our chapel at the Mission House. We continue to pray daily for the thousands and thousands of miracle requests received from Missions in 2019 and 2020.
The response at liturgy for the fourth week of lent was quite appropriate. “The Lord is my shepherd, there is nothing I shall want.” This time calls for our trust in God.. He promised to be with us until the end of the world. Let’s take Him at His word. It is only through our faith that we will be able to survive this. Thank you for continuing to pray for the miracle of a cure… Praying to St. John Gabriel Perboyre for miracles is called for now (see link to the Vincentian Mission Prayer below). Miracles come from sacrifice and prayer. These are our marching orders. Prayer is obvious. Sacrifice is coming from without and called for from within…Our thoughts and conversations are not about blame or anger but the opportunity to join in the sufferings of Christ during this lenten season. I am so grateful for your love and support of the Vincentian Parish Mission Center.
God Bless you for this. In closing, I offer a quote from our founder, St. Vincent de Paul. So much of what he experienced plays into today…He said,”You must not be surprised or frightened by one bad year or even several. God is infinitely rich. Until now, nothing has been wanting to you, why fear the future.”
Link to St. John Gabriel Perboyre’s Mission Prayer: Vincentian Mission Prayer