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The CEO and The Chemist

Last night I offered a reflection at St. Edward the Confessor, my home parish. It is based on experiences that I have had here at Immaculate Conception, as I pondered yesterday’s Gospel.

If you would like to read it, please come on over. Here is a preview:

5113f6469e198d56afff4ac8b8843fc7Although I am a member of this parish community, I work in the office of another parish. Recently, two men of that parish died. When people come in to get a mass card, they often tell a story about the deceased person. In the past few weeks, I have heard so much about these two men, much more than usual. I knew one of them, but not the other; they both appeared to live lives of generous service and were highly esteemed in their careers and their lives. It is the work of a lifetime.

One of the men was a CEO, the other was a chemist, both were highly successful, both following the rules to achieve that success. Someone told me that the CEO would always spend time with his all of his employees, especially those with the most menial jobs. He would talk with them as they worked, ask them questions, and even help with some aspect of their jobs. The other man, the chemist, long retired, could have spent his days relaxing, but he did not. I knew this man – he was (continue reading at St. Edward’s blog.)


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