Thursday, June 01, 2006

Dang it


So Saturday night we went to the lovely house of the Myers for a bbq. Twas a good old Catholic time with roasting marshmellows and eating delicious cake. Scrumptious. While there I became engaged in a conversation with a convert to Catholicism and he relayed a truth so profound that it touches the depths of the soul. While looking at the sins of this world we often contemplate how much Christ must have suffered because of it's godlessness and disbelief in or apathy towards all that He has given us. We also consider our own sins and the suffering He endured because of them. However I realize now that I have not held an accurate account of how much suffering we, at least I, actually cause. As this convert and I were contemplating Christ's passion he looks at me and said

It is you and I who cause Christ the most suffering because we know the Truth and yet we still fall into sin.

2 comments:

Daniel said...

Was it Joel, by chance? Sometimes he makes my head hurt with deep things. Ouchy.

Pio Francis said...

Ha! No, Daniel, Saturday night you and I were serving at the Holy Sacrifice together.

Who we are?

Every summer we, the Missionaries of the Eucharist, are walking from Lewiston, Maine to Washington, DC to proclaim the beauty of the Catholic faith to everyone we meet, specifically through the Theology of the Body.

Conversion begins in our own hearts,which is why prayer is so important to our ministry. For this reason, everyday of our ten week walk begins with daily Mass. By receiving Christ in the Eucharist, we are given the grace to be the Love of Christ not only to those in our community but also to those we meet in the streets.

We walk throughout the day to be a witness of love. We are grounded in prayer-we pray with our lips, our hearts, and our bodies. In walking an average of twenty-five miles per day, we offer our fatigue as a gift of love to Christ and the people we meet. Our walking is both sacrifice and prayer.