I’m Coming Home, Coming Home, Tell the World I’m Coming Home…
I always love the Monday thru Wednesday of Holy Week… we’re caught between the excitment of Jesus’ triumphant entrance and the anticipation of his betrayal and death. What must it have been like to be a disciple that week? At the beginning of the week you might feel like your teacher was finally having his message heard, being hailed like the King you know he is, only to end the week hiding in fear for your life–too cowardly to stand at his side when he needed you most. The experience of the disciples is not too foreign from our own experience of faith. Many of us, myself included, who have been on the side of Truth have abandoned Him from time to time.
How many of us have friends and family who have left the Church? And while our reasons are as varied as the stars in the heavens, one thing is universally true–we are ALL welcomed home. I attended the Mass of Our Lord’s Passion at Sacred Heart of Jesus in Broussard, LA, this past weekend. Father spoke of our fallen away brothers and sisters and the hope we should have for their return. As he told a story about one woman’s journey I saw a young mother crying. How broken are our hearts for those that are not in communion with the Church? How often do we pray for their return? Let us offer this week for those that need to come home. Let us ask those prayers through the intercession of the Blessed Mother. Those apostles who scattered on Good Friday returned… and I can only imagine it was through her intercession at the foot of the cross.
If you or any one you know is looking to come home, please visit CatholicsComeHome.org. Know that we are praying for you and can’t wait for you to return home.
In Jesus, through Mary,