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Saturday, June 26, 2010
Jesus was homeless
Jesus tells us in the Gospel for this Sunday that "Foxes have dens and birds of the sky have nests, but the Son of Man has nowhere to rest his head."
I often think that if Jesus were to visit Miami, we would find Him with the homeless! These are people who often have nowhere to rest their heads; the police push them out of the underpasses; parks close at sunset; shelters have no room for them and so they wander the streets. It is not easy to live like that and it is hard to see such misery in a country that is not able to eradicate poverty in our own cities.
Hello, my name is Helen Rosenthal, RSCJ. Those initials stand for Religious of the Sacred Heart in Latin, French, Italian, and Spanish. Since my religious congregation began in France in 1800 and now is all over the world, we have kept the RSCJ. By now you know that I am not only known as Dr. Helen Rosenthal, but also as Sister Helen Rosenthal.
I am the oldest of four children. We were all born and raised in St. Louis, Missouri. We lived in a big house with a playroom on the third floor. On Sundays we either went to my paternal grandmother's house where her six children would gather faithfully for supper or we would have my mother's father and our great aunt and uncle for a roast beef dinner at home. In summer, I would go to the lake with my Dad and I still love to swim.