Fr. Gregory Gresko, Chaplain of the Blessed John Paul II Shrine, gave a fantastic homily for the opening Mass of the Knights of Columbus State Deputies meeting last week. He said:
Both now and during the upcoming Year of Faith, it is vital that Christian leaders strengthen the brethren in the truths of our Faith, through prayerful sacrifice of time and effort in service to God and neighbor, while embracing a joyful, hope-filled spirit of faithful love…If we respond with fully open hearts to the Lord’s calling us to be holy, we will become authentic Christian leaders who, grounded first in ever deepening communion with God, will become new members of the great Communion of Saints by the end of the race that is life, having brought the presence of God to each person we encounter in spirit and in Truth.
The whole homily is worth the read, especially for lay men and fathers looking to become better leaders in the Church.