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to live the Gospel"

Our Mother of Good Counsel,
located in Bryn Mawr, PA,
just 20 minutes west of Philadelphia,
welcomes all!

Snow!

Dear Friends,

Father Denny, OSA, Pastor

We’ve had a lot of snow and ice this winter. They present a lot of headaches. There are parking lots to be plowed and sidewalks to be shoveled. Steps need to be swept and salt needs to be spread. And no matter how hard and long one works to clear the snow and ice, someone is bound to find that one remaining patch of ice and go crashing to the ground. This winter, one of those people was me.

This past Sunday, as I watched the latest storm, I thought to myself, “Here we go again.” Yet, despite my lack of enthusiasm for any more snow, I couldn’t help but notice how beautiful the snow was. I smiled recalling childhood’s wonderful sledding adventures with my brothers and Bobo, the family dog. I walked out onto the rectory’s enclosed front porch. The stillness was enchanting. I looked down to Lancaster Ave. That crazed, traffic-infested road was calm and peaceful. As I walked back into the rectory I realized that, in my situation (safe, warm, and well-fed), the snow was my friend. The snow had decided that I wasn’t going anywhere and no one was coming to see me. The snow had decided that I needed some time to just be.

We live in a 24/7 world. Many of us are constantly on the move. Being busy about many things can sometimes become much too important to our sense of self worth. This Lent, the snow has invited us to slow down and to simply rest in God’s loving Presence. Let’s continue to do that for the rest of Lent. But let’s promise God that we will do it without any more snow!

God bless!
Father Denny

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