Today Don was driving downtown back to the post office where he works as a postal carrier. He noticed a jogger standing on the corner waiting for the light to change. As the jogger stood waiting, a car, driving too fast came by and drenched the jogger in muddy snowy sludge. What did the jogger do?? Nothing! He didn't shake an angry fist, he didn't mutter obscenities, he didn't even make an angry expression. He just humbly tried to wipe the sludge off of himself. Don thought to himself..."Wow, this guy must a saint or something." As he drove closer to the jogger, he noticed it was our former parishioner and Associate Pastor of the Cathedral, Father Patrick Reilley. Father Reilley probably doesn't know what a wonderful example he set, but we do! It's not the big dramatic public displays that will change the world, it's the little acts of kindness, humility, and love that do change souls. It's such a great reminder to never underestimate the power of example. God bless our wonderful priests!!! If you read this, say a prayer for Father Reilley to be extra blessed and for all our beloved priests.
"If we had faith, we would see God hidden in the priest like a light behind glass, like wine mixed with water."
~St. John Vianney