My mother was kind enough to send me a link to a Homily by one of the best people I know: Father Mark Ostrowski. (My younger brother.) I suppose I’m probably biased, but he sure does speak well in public! I have a feeling our readers will enjoy the message he delivered to his flock yesterday:
ROWING UP, Mark was my best friend; we did everything together. I think I was a decent brother to him…although I’m ashamed to admit I once shot him in the back with a slingshot (at point-blank range) because he jumped out of a closet and frightened me. I am not able to communicate with Father Mark very much these days. For one thing, he’s extremely busy; he has many responsibilities as a priest of the Archdiocese of Kansas City, Kansas. Furthermore, serious health problems over the last five years have prevented me from seeing my family.
But maybe someday, God will allow me to spend time with my brother like we used to. I leave it in God’s hands, as Blessed Charles de Foucauld reminds us:
Prayer of Charles de Foucauld :
I abandon myself into Your hands:
do with me what You will.
Whatever You may do,
I thank You;
I am ready for all,
I accept all.
Let only Your will be done in me,
and in all Your creatures—
I wish no more than this, O Lord.
Into Your hands I commend my soul;
I offer it to You
With all the love of my heart,
for I love You Lord, and so need to
give myself, to surrender myself
into Your hands without reserve,
and with boundless confidence,
for You are my Father.