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Mar 18, 2020

An Invitation to Pray with Father Josh

Fr. Josh Johnson

Father Josh shares a message of hope and perseverance for these escalating times of COVID-19. He reminds us how to pray Lectio Divina, modeling this spiritual exercise as he reflects on the way the apostle John responded when Jesus was taken away from him. 

Lectio Divina

  • Read. What does the text say in and of itself?
  • Meditate. What does the text say to me?
  • Pray. Having a conversation with Jesus about what the text says to me.
  • Contemplate. Sitting in the presence of Jesus.
  • Resolution. Concrete action based on my time reading, meditating, praying, and contemplating.

Matthew 9:14-15 – Then the disciples of John came to him, saying, “Why do we and the Pharisees fast, but your disciples do not fast?” And Jesus said to them, “Can the wedding guests mourn as long as the bridegroom is with them? The days will come, when the bridegroom is taken away from them, and then they will fast.

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  • Thank you Fr. Josh for your daily masses. God bless you and the world during this coronavirus stay @ home!🙏❤️🙏❤️

  • Thank you Fr. Josh for your daily masses as we pray for the whole world during this stay @ home coronavirus!🙏❤️🙏❤️

  • #askfrjosh hello Fr. Josh. I have a question and this comes up often. It is ok for anyone to bully or discriminate another because they were oppressed. I am an Indian but was severely bulley and harrassed by a boy who is of an African descent. His brothers and cousins would actually stop him. But once they were gone. The bullying and the racism continued to a further degree.
    When bringing the pain point in my life up during sharing experiences alot of people that was in those discussions of African backgrounds would claim that it was ok that the boy did that. Because they had a culture of oppression and i should be ok with people making racial comments of my ethnicity, my physical features and my accent. The boy made fun of me of the above as well as every portion of me. And would get others from other ethnicities to put me down because i was a very small minority. Fr. Can you comment on why any descrimination of any ethnic or cultural background is wrong or if there are times when this is ok.
    For me i dont think there is an excuse if someone is abused at home that it makes it ok for them to abuse others. If they were oppressed long time ago and in current laws or policy they need to take it out on others who are new into a country.

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