"Ben was a very young and endearing student. His natural shyness at times mischaracterized as an introvert invited unwarranted ridicule and isolation from his fellow students. He appeared unfazed by the attention albeit negative more than positive. Nevertheless, he never tired in helping anyone in need even if his charitable intentions were often met with disdain. What is unique about Ben's situation is that he naturally sought the high road in everything and appeared to never let any negative encounter thwart his intention to seek the high road. His demeanor reminded me of St. Paul's exhortation to always seek everything from above where God dwells and not the things from below where the devil tends to prowl."The encounter between the things from above-God and those from below-our own sin associated with the works of the devil does not propose an end toward the possibility of seeking Jesus Christ in all things. . . ."
In a recent commentary, Marlon De La Torre, Director of Catechesis for the Diocese of Fort Worth, reflected on the importance of making sure Jesus Christ is visible to the persons we encounter each day in word and deed.
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Knowing Is Doing: They're looking at you (29 AUG 21)