#famvin400 Stranger in our midst

by | Jun 9, 2016 | Formation, Reflections, Social Media

One of the “sub-themes” of the coming 400th anniversary year is welcoming the stranger in our midst on a daily basis. Are there people suffering right next to us? Listen to this Matt Maher song.

Reflection and challenge:

Many wander with the hurts and scars of ages. They suffer daily. They may be sitting next to us at a reunion of our JMV group. They may be across the table from us in the religious community dining room. They could be our sons and daughters. As we approach the 400th anniversary, did you ever wonder about the strangers in our midst?

  • Do we know one another well? Do we have the courage to “intrude” in the lives of our sisters and brothers
  • Are we so focused on the poverty “out there” that we forget the poverty “in here”?
  • Do we love one another?

Aidan R. Rooney, C.M. twitter icon @fatherratgmail facebook icon Aidan R Rooney

Lyrics

“Firelight”

Dear Jesus where are you tonight
I bear a sadness deep inside
I’m aching for a faith in things I strain to feel
I need to know that you are real

Oh Savior open up my eyes
I wanna see You like a child
There is a haze on the horizons of my heart
Dear Jesus show me where you are

Be my firelight, be my firelight
Burning fierce and bright, be my firelight

How do I move on and be free
From all these things that I have seen
All of my memories are turning into scars
Oh my God put back what’s been torn apart

Be my firelight, be my firelight
Burning fierce and bright, be my firelight

If anyone remembers my name
If I’m ever known for anything
Let it be I ran into the night
Running with a firelight, firelight

Cause I don’t wanna stroll the streets of gold
While there’s still a soul to love
Let me run into the night
Running with a firelight, firelight
Burning with a firelight, firelight

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