A Holy High
My family and I just had the most amazing week. It all began last Saturday when 2 seminarians showed up at our door. We had agreed to host these young men as they embarked upon the last week of their summer long journey teaching Totus Tuus *, a Catholic summer youth camp focused on the pillars of our faith. We provided them with a place to stay and what they gave us in return was so much more.
These devout young men gave witness to us of the beauty of our faith; they gave us a glimpse of the role of the Holy Spirit in one’s spiritual life; they demonstrated the strength, commitment, sacrifice and joy that come from a life devoted to serving others as Christ did. As we were reminded often this past week, you can NEVER “out-give” God!
One seminarian shared his faith with enthusiasm and zeal while the other was quietly contemplative. I found it mesmerizing how our Lord calls each and every one of us into service using our own unique personalities and gifts.
My daughter was able to volunteer with the camp held for the younger kids. She told me that this was one of the best weeks/experiences that she has ever had. That, even though the program she assisted with was aimed for a younger crowd, she was able to glean so much from these wonderful missionaries of the faith.
Because the camp started at about the same time as daily Mass, I decided to attend Mass each and every day. In essence, counting last Sunday’s Mass…that was 6 in a row! 6 days of receiving the beautiful and precious gift of the body and blood, soul and divinity of our dear Lord Jesus! All I can tell you is that this was life altering for me and that I am truly on a “holy high”. I pray this feeling lasts and that God’s will for me become discernible as well. And I pray that others, too, at some point, are able to experience this incredible gift, this renewal, this sanctification of faith.
May God bless you and your families abundantly this day and always and may you forever be bathed in the light of Christ! Amen.
*Totus Tuus is Latin for Totally Yours