The message we can take from the Gospel today and from the life of Blessed Basil Moreau is that Jesus is still with us. It is not the time to mourn and hide away from the world. No, instead it is time to rejoice and share the hope and love of the Lord. It's easy to forget this truth in the "busyness" of our lives and the difficulties we face in trying to get by. It's time to put away our old fears, our old doubts, our old sins, our old failures and put on the new faith of Christ's love.
Fr. Tony Szakaly, C.S.C. is the local superior of the Holy Cross community atStonehill College, Director ofCampus Ministry, andAlumni Minister at Stonehill College. A South Bend native, he received a Holy Cross education at every level of his schooling, from the C.S.C. sisters in grade school, the C.S.C. brothers in high school and C.S.C. priests at the University of Notre Dame. He took final vows in 1991 and was ordained to the priesthood in 1992.