In his wonderful book "Tattoo on the Heart" Fr. Gregory Boyle writes of a young female heroine addict and gangbanger who had burst into his office 5 minutes before a baptism service..."I mistook her as an interruption."
How many people do we shrug off a day? How many friends on need to we put off until we have time 'to deal'? How many interruptions in life do we miss seeing the presence of God standing right in front of our eyes because we are too busy with something trivial? Fr. Boyle set aside a baptism, one of the holiest of sacraments, to hear the confesssion of someone most of us would cross the street to avoid.
What does that say to you? And how is God meeting you in your business of life?
I encourage all to pick up a copy of this book for inspiration and insight into God's grace shining even in the darkest of places...the ganglands of Los Angeles' barrios.
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An ex-copywriter turned punk rock pastor and peacemaker who dedicates his life to making the world a better place for all humanity.
"that they all might be one" ~John 17:21
“Prius vita quam doctrina.”
~ St. Thomas Aquinas (1225–1274)
* “Life is more important than doctrine.”