Thursday of the Sixth Week of Easter
I went to Holy Spirit Parish last night to check the place out! There were some things I liked and some things I am going to have to make some decisions on. As I was driving home, I could sense I have one foot here at St. Patrick’s and I have the other foot trying to land somewhere over at Holy Spirit. I suspect this is how the staff is feeling as they are preparing for Fr. Tom. All that transition can cause a world of emotions, but God’s says, “Bring it on so my glory can be shone through you.”
In our first reading St. Paul has one foot in the Jewish community and one foot in the Gentile community. As Paul is going from city to city, preaching the good news of Jesus Christ, his vision is to preach to the Jewish people and get them to accept the Gentiles into this new faith. Paul thought that the Jewish way of life with all of its morals would be a good example to the Gentiles, this did not work very well in Corinth.
In our Gospel Jesus has one foot here on earth and the other foot knows he will be gone. Jesus says, “In a little while I will be gone, but in a little while you will see me again.” Jesus is trying to prepare his disciples for his departure, but he is letting them know that they are to go with their lives they are not to sit around doing nothing.
When we are struggling with our feet in different places, there are somethings we can do. The first is breath, and remember to try and breathe slowly, secondly is to pray, and pray with gratitude of how God has taken care of us, and finally move, but we do not move alone, we move in a community.
We come to the Eucharist to help us get through all of our transitions.