First, I just want to say…
I love my church
Man, do I love my church. So shout out to St. Mark in Westpark, Ohio and the pastoral team led by Fr. John Miceli. I’m literally so moved by the community, the quality of worship, and most of all the small, intimate family vibe.
Sidebar: If you don’t like your church then start doing something about it. I realize that we celebrate mass to give thanks in the Eucharist but there is something to be said about a parish community and a liturgy that speaks to your heart–one that resonates with you. Put yourself in an environment, a holy space, that brings out your best self in worship. Just my opinion.
Second, I had to share this poem with you guys. Especially today, the feast of Epiphany… aka the last day of Christmas for Catholics. It’s a litany written by Howard Thurman, an African-American theologian, educator, and civil rights leader.
Now the Work of Christmas Begins
When the song of the angels is stilled,
when the star in the sky is gone,
when the kings and princes are home,
when the shepherds are back with their flocks,
the work of Christmas begins:
to find the lost,
to heal the broken,
to feed the hungry,
to release the prisoner,
to rebuild the nations,
to bring peace among the people,
to make music in the heart.
So fam, let us continue on the journey, let’s walk together and lift each other up when needed–trying our best to fulfill the mission of Christmas.