Fr. Doyle Families,
I was reminded today of fictional president Josiah Bartlet from the award-winning television drama The West Wing. In a particularly poignant speech from Season 4, Bartlet remarks:
"...every time we think we have measured our capacity to meet a challenge, we look up and we're reminded that that capacity may well be limitless. This is a time for American heroes... and we reach for the stars."
We undoubtedly face a great challenge amidst our current crisis, and we find ourselves looking to our American heroes - they're our healthcare workers, our teachers, our priests, and our parents. They're all those who are on the front lines of this crisis making sacrifices each and every day to meet the challenge.
Not a day has gone by in the past two weeks that I have not been amazed by a teacher, student, or parent has gone above and beyond to make the best of this situation. As we rest and recover this weekend and gear up for the next week of virtual learning, may we look up with eyes of faith and remember that our capacity to meet a challenge - when we do so together - may well be limitless.
Have a great weekend everyone.