Monday, March 12, 2007

Believing is seeing

I've heard this phrase a couple of times in the last week in reference to faith in God, but it didn't really click with me until Fr. Michael Joly of Richmond, Va., celebrated Mass at my church Sunday.

Joly has been blind since early childhood. He talked very little about it, but he didn't have to. He did speak about surrender to God and trusting him to quench our thirst. How do you ignore that message from a man who needed someone to guide him down the aisle? It was equally powerful to see him lead the rest of worship.

He'll be here through Wednesday leading a parish mission (sort of like the Catholic version of a revival). If any of y'all are interested the services will be at 6:30 p.m. today through Wednesday at St. Joseph Catholic Church, 211 Atlantic Ave., Shreveport.

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