Run for help

by Fr. Jeff

Today I helped the priests at another Catholic elementary school hear confessions.

I could see them praying in the pew as they examined their consciences. Smiles were on their faces, and they were not afraid. But one detail in particular made me smile.

They had trouble walking towards me. Instead, they ran to me when it was their turn. I know how he felt:

While he was still a long way off, his father caught sight of him, and was filled with compassion. -Luke 15:20

When I am in need of mercy, teach me to trust in You. May I always see you waiting for me and

Run for help.