A lightsaber of grace

by Fr. Jeff

“I thought that was a lightsaber!” she said.

We all burst out laughing.

I was at their new house for a blessing and I had just picked up my aspergillum to sprinkle holy water.

Maybe she’s on to something: a priest’s life is focused on the force of God’s grace. We commune with You so that the dark side does not prevail. We wield the sacraments to dispense grace, and holy water is the reminder of our salvation in You.


We all laughed, but she was right. It was a lightsaber,

a lightsaber of grace.