Feast of St. Anselm
Among Jesus’ friends there was DEFECTION. They had crowded to him now they were slipping away. They were the fair-weather friends. They had come to Jesus to get something out of him. They enjoyed being fed with the fish and barley loaves – but when it came for them to suffer for him – they quit. Isn’t it amazing how quickly we forget! What about ourselves and our relationship with Jesus as expressed in our relationships with one another? Do we use others to our advantage? Do we use the Church to our advantage – always making sure it serves my needs without taking a look at how we serve others needs or the needs of the Church?