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

today at Mass in a schoolhouse i asked a few kids which son they were from the gospel, first or second. after 4 kids had claimed to be the first, i finally stumbled upon this 12 year old girl who shyly said, "the third". everyone laughed until i said, "really the third, and which would that be?" and she said, "the one who says yes and then does it." it's amazing, i was fishing for that answer and didn't think it would come, but then again, from the mouths of babes...


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