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Lift Up Your Heart

View of the crescent moon through the top of the earth’s atmosphere. Picture via Nasa Earth Observatory

Allow me to share one enjoyable flying experience with you. Sometimes, at ground level, the weather takes a nasty turn – rain, fog, all darkness and gloom, even in daytime. Then, one steps aboard a jet plane, quickly leaves the ground behind and climbs for a time through heavy, dark gray cloud cover. Suddenly the plane breaks out into the bright cheerful sunlight. I never grew tired of experiencing this breakthrough to light on those dismal days.

We can apply this experience to life. Oftentimes we find ourselves enshrouded in gloom and dark happenings: sickness, unemployment, hurt feelings, failure at work or marriage, fears about the unknown days ahead of life. Everywhere we look we see nothing but discouraging and depressing backdrops in life. We want to throw up our hands in despair and say, “Is this what life is about?”

Would it not help to realize that above all this darkness and distress, the bright warmth of God’s Love is always present? God, Love Itself, never ceases to direct His Peace, Joy and Hope into the hearts of us, his people.  Climb in spirit on the wings of prayer and soar above these dismal surroundings; bask in the Love always streaming from the Heart of our Great God. If we wish his inspiration and courage, they are ours for the asking. Life is worth living, no matter what the circumstances are at ground level.

Remember, above the clouds the heavens sparkle with beauty, cheerfulness and warmth from horizon to horizon. Lift up your heart!

Fr. George McKenna

October 2, 2017 - Posted by | Bulletins | , , , , , ,


  1. Thanks for the uplifting words. A timely message for these depressing days.

    Comment by Anonymous | October 3, 2017 | Reply

  2. Hi FR George! I’m catching up on your blog. I love flying and have experienced what you describe many times. It’s always so neat to have such bright sun come through the plane. I’ve seen pictures where a beautiful rainbow is up there too. I always think of Our Lady when I see a rainbow. And I like to think that we are glimpsing a bit of heaven when I see pictures of the glorious colors of the great Northern Lights. But I think heaven would be SO glorious there are no words to describe it.

    Love you, my friend.

    Comment by Nancy Westvang | October 14, 2017 | Reply

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