Yesterday, I had the wonderful opportunity to enjoy a family reunion with nearly 50 relatives, many of whom I hadn’t seen in years. We picnicked and shared memories, telling stories from back in the day. I came away with a very deep sense of knowing that my life is taking place within the context of a very loving family and for this I am deeply grateful. I know that so many of those we teach do not have this happy experience to draw from. Let’s pray that we, as catechists, can make them feel at home and help them to experience a loving “family” within their own parish faith community.
I’m the tall dorky guy standing, 3rd from the right in the back row! 🙂