Dear Parishioners,

The writer Ralph Waldo Emerson had a remarkable line in one of his essays. He wrote, “Our chief want in life is somebody who can make us do what we can.” He also added, “This is the service of a friend.”

A good friend will support us in recognizing and achieving our potential. When we listen to today’s gospel, we hear how Emerson’s words apply to Jesus.

In today’s gospel, Jesus called his Apostles to follow Him. They let Jesus into their life and followed Him. If we do what the Apostles did, Jesus will do for us what He did for them. He will make us partners in His work and give our lives a new meaning.

Jesus can put His spirit in us. He can share His power with us and help us to do what we could never do alone. To have Jesus enter into our life, we need only open our mind and heart to Him. He will do the rest.

Sincerely in Christ,

Father Dominick