21 Jul A Brother in Christ (Mt 12:50) by Jeff Grabosky
“For whoever does the will of my heavenly Father is my brother, and sister, and mother.” ~ Mt 12:50 (full readings)
Jeff’s Reflections: The entire LIFE Runners community was saddened to learn of the passing of our teammate this month, Ed Heigl. Ed was a major advocate for the unborn and could always be spotted wearing his Life Runners jersey and running with the American flag. I did not know him very well, but was fortunate enough to meet Ed on a few occasions. Those few meetings and conversations were enough to show me the character of the man who was definitely a brother in Christ. I knew without a doubt that we were teammates in not only our blue jerseys, but also as men trying to do the will of God. I watched my mother suffer before passing away from cancer and I know Ed suffered as well. It is difficult to understand, but we know there is value in suffering and that Ed welcomed this as part of the will of God, above all things. Jesus set the ultimate example for us in doing the will of the Father. We should all strive to follow this example. It is not easy, especially in the culture that we live in, but we are surrounded by our brothers and sisters in Christ who will be with us every step of the way.
* Jeff Grabosky, his wife Mary, and children Luciana and Charlie live in Jefferson City, MO. Jeff is the author of Running With God Across America, which details his prayerful run across the United States in 2011. LIFE Runners co-founder Pat Castle met Jeff along that faith journey (daily bread story)..
Faith Challenge: Reach out in some way to a brother or sister in Christ today, it may be just the encouragement they need to stay the course.
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Feast Day: St. Victor
Faith Quote: “The goal of all our undertakings should be not so much a task perfectly completed as the accomplishment of the will of God.” ~ St. Therese of the Child Jesus and the Holy Face