See our afflictions

by Fr. Jeff

Her request was simple:

I would be so grateful, too, if you had a spare Mass you could offer for me.

As a woman religious, she’s facing some difficulty in her ministry. I wanted to honor her request. Part of the joy of priesthood is doing work that makes a difference in people’s lives–an eternal difference.

I began my private Mass (it was my ‘day off’) for her intention. As I read the entrance antiphon, I knew of Your presence.

As for me, I trust in the Lord. Let me be glad and rejoice in your mercy, for you have seen my affliction.

The weight of the world and life may be a burden at times, but You teach us to trust because You

see our afflictions.