It’s Friday afternoon (July 23) and our second week of Religious Formation classes have finished. Before going over to the assembly I read the Rhode Island Catholic. This week there was a terrific article about Fr. Luke’s Ironman Triathlon. So many of the same principles that go into being a good athlete apply to our lives of Faith. We need to be disciplined, focused, willing to endure suffering and pain. Yet when we succeed we feel a great deal of personal satisfaction. Thank you Fr. Luke for your great example. It is my prayer that your story will inspire us all to practice our faith; e.g., go to mass, receive the sacraments, perform works of mercy, pray. May all of us exercise our faith muscles and in so doing give praise to God.
Fr. Bob Hawkins