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By Michael Froelich
For the Sixth Sunday of Easter, Fr. Bill shared his sermon We Are in this Together, where he asked several parishioners to share a brief encounter, an image, or a feeling that relates to the following passage: I will not leave you orphaned; I am coming to you. In a little while the world will no longer see me, but you will see me; because I live, you also will live. On that day you will know that I am in my Father, and you in me, and I in you. They who have my commandments and keep them are those who love me; and those who love me will be loved by my Father, and I will love them and reveal myself to them. (John 14:15-20).
While waiting for our ministry to begin loading cars I will never forget staring eastward, into the sun, to stare at the serpentine image of cars lined up. It provoked a sense of need and provided gravity to our mission that we are servants of His will; that mission allowed us to serve His will. There was also a profound sense of calmness for reasons I cannot explain and allowing a connection with our guests; mostly with our eyes because masks hid our expressions, and so I compensated with words of respect and love for them. It’s been written that the eyes are a passage into the soul of a person.