The Missions: San Francisco and San José

Unless the mission is oriented by charity, that is, unless it springs from a profound act of divine love, it risks being reduced to mere philanthropic and social activity...Consequently, being missionaries means loving God with all one's heart, even to the point, if necessary, of dying for him. - Pope Benedict XVI

frustration reigned supreme this morning as i had to endure a plethora of supplicants. the solicitors barraged me with a single desire - money. not to save a starving baby, but for a basketball, scholarships, weights, and other sundry items. at one point, as i wallowed in near despair, i actually considered holding court like the kings of old to answer the petitioners. thankfully the stream of suppliants dried out and i actually had a meeting regarding something spiritual. thanks the Lord my malaise has now ended.


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