This Advent season is a particularly appropriate time for all of us to give new thought and reflection on ... our own tendencies to use language that is argumentative, polarizing and demeaning of others.
'In the end what will matter is whether or not we sought to be faithful.'
All of us can be proud of the youth of our diocese. Trust them. Encourage them in their faith and in living out that faith. Pray with them and for them.
May the Lord make them in these days committed instruments of His peace, a peace and joy they will bring back home to all of us.
Without a sense of God and the redemption of His Son... we too will end up believing in nothing and submitting to whatever is the predominant power of the day.
I would like to ask all of us in the Catholic Diocese of Rockville Centre to join in daily prayer this coming week for the success of this important ecclesial event.
If I have a choice, I would want to model our behavior on the apostles, not American politics.