Daily homily thoughts 4/21

It is amazing how the Church has grown. It all started with twelve broken, falible, weak men. And now it is a giant, has been forever. How this growth occurred? Because like Peter in our first reading, people have incredible experiences of the Lord and in excitement and love tell people about it. That is all it takes to bring people into the fold. And look what happens, we become fishers of men and bring countless folks into the boat….just as we see in the gospel today. Some freshmen at Roncalli invited their baseball coach last year to Mass. He just became Catholic. This is how the Church has always grown and must always grow. I worry we can be too quiet about it, not letting our love and excitement for the Church be felt by those we know and love.