A work of gratitude | SOAR! - Support Our Aging Religious
Frank Butler Frank Butler shared for our newsletter why he supports aging religious… "In a powerful passage from his letter, the Joy of the Gospel, Pope Francis invites Christians to peer into the heart of Saint Paul, to see what this great apostle's prayer life looked like. Francis says it was full of people! He quotes Paul : "…I constantly pray with you in every one of my prayers … because I hold you in my heart" (Phil 1:4, 7). Francis says that St. Paul is always expressing his gratitude for others in his prayers. "First, I thank my God through Jesus Christ for all of you" (Rom 1:8). And: "I give thanks to God always for you because of the grace of God which was given you in Christ Jesus" (1 Cor 1:4); Francis tells us that at the root of St. Paul's prayer is a deep faith that acknowledges what God is doing in the lives of others. That is what comes to mind when I consider the wonderful people who, over the course of thirty years, chose to become involved in SOAR's uplifting work