My time at Our Lady of the Snows Shrine on Divine Mercy Sunday gave me much to appreciate and much to ponder. The question resonating in my mind since leaving there has been a straightforward one. How is my ministry building up the Kingdom of God? That obviously leads to other reflective questions. How is my prayer life? In the call to service as a deacon, how am I personally ministering to the poor and marginalized members of society? Have I grown complacent in my own ministry? These are not questions I can answer in a hurried manner. There needs to be serious thought, prayer, and reflection before arriving at an honest answer.
Looking at the sculpture above certainly has the potential to change a person from a tourist visiting the shrine to a pilgrim on the journey of faith.