- Phone: (413) 525-4253
- Mailing Address: St. Michael's Parish, 128 Maple Street, East Longmeadow, MA 01028
Note: From Beth Chase
To Our St. Michael's Parish Family,
I have been thinking about all of you, praying for all of you, and sincerely missing all of you.
While I cannot offer my Wednesday morning Communion Service at this time, I just wanted to share a reflection with you, and let you know that you are all in my heart at this time.
Keep the faith.
Find Your Own Path to Love
Every time you make free time for God,
you clear up a bit of the descending path,
and you see where you can plant your feet on
the way to love. Nothing spectacular or
sensational. It may be simply a matter
of what you say, what you read, to whom you speak, where you go on a free afternoon, or how you regard yourself and other people.
What's fascinating is that the first step
invariably makes the second one easier.
You begin to discover that love begets love,
and step-by-step you move further
forward on the way to God. Gradually,
you shed your misgivings about the way of love;
you see that "in love there is no room for fear"
and you feel yourself drawn to descend deeper and deeper and deeper on the way that Jesus walked before you.
Henri J.M. Nouwen, "Letters to Marc About Jesus"