in last weeks’ reflection I reflected on the importance of sharing the Gift of Faith which has hopefully served as the foundation of your life. Today I would like to reflect on the sad truth that in the past this Gift of Faith hasn’t always been presented as a Gift and thus it has been received more like a bad tasting pill. For these individuals being a child of the Church did not bring joy, but abuse. And thus the Gift of Faith, as it was presented, was something that they could not wait to walk away from. If this was your experience, I am sorry. It is not what God intended. If this wasn’t your experience then let us pray for our brothers and sisters who deserve to know the Blessings our Faith has come to share with us.
God’ continued Peace,
Fr. Yvon J. Royer