From the Pastor's Desk
Fr. Dan White, S.J.
March 1, 2015
Flannery O’Connor, one of the great American Catholic figures of the 20th century, once wrote a friend: “I’m not a great sinner. My sins are the usual garden-variety of sloth, gluttony, envy, etc. The real issue is my virtues are just as minor.”
It is easy to forget our faith tradition calls to acknowledge our sinfulness in what we have done, AND in what we have failed to do. Following Christ is far more about what we say yes to, rather than what you say no to. The failings of omission are often of far greater import than what we may have done.
Lent helps us to see with eyes wide-open those opportunities for grace we have avoided. Perhaps it seemed too hard or fear crushed our spirit or we simply lacked the courage to act. Whatever the reason, this holy season calls to name where we have been lax in our living out Christ’s call.