This post comes to us courtesy of Fr. James Phalan, CSC and Holy Cross Family Ministries
You might recognize this as a photo of the Cristo Branco, the ¨White Christ¨ that presides high over Rio de Janeiro. However I took this photo on a very well travelled corridor of Terminal 3 of Heathrow Airport in London. I usually find myself passing by and stopping to pray by it when I am returning home from a mission trip to Europe, Africa or Asia, as I did this morning.
At first glance maybe it seems like simply a tourist pitch for Rio… But I see that something else is going on. Heathrow may be about as secular and ¨modern¨ a place as there is in the World but there HE is.
As hard as the secularist world might like to try to get rid of HIM, they can´t. More so, Jesus isn´t letting go of the world: of you and me who want to follow Him and especially of the lost sheep who don´t seem to want to.
I´ve been on the road two months now and maybe only the Lord and Our Lady know how many miles I´ve travelled. Yet, as always, this image with outstretched arms and open heart helps to open my heart to His and to renew my longing to help him find His lost sheep.
Photo courtesy Fr. James Phalan, CSC