This evening, our “Consoling the Heart of Jesus” group retreat members put on the weekly Fellowship Dinner for our parish. I can’t even begin to explain what a joyous occasion that it was. I am scrambling, trying to pull together our summer faith formation program that begins on Monday, but there was no way I was going to duck out of this dinner. I was looking forward to seeing some of our group members, who I hadn’t crossed paths with in a long while.
But the event very quickly became more than that. The hall was packed, the food was great, everyone was in good spirits, but after I led our opening prayer, I found myself brimming with joy, eager to interact with those in attendance, hear their stories, and serve them as best I could. I don’t know where that comes from, when it surfaces — that feeling — that push to be loving. But it is such an incredibly GOOD feeling.
Thank you Holy Spirit. You know what you did there, even if I can’t put my finger on it.