Father James with his two nephews: Luke (age 4) and Sebastian (age 2)
Letters from a Pastor to His People- July 28, 2019
I have mentioned my nephews and niece in homilies before. They are ages four, two, and one. In addition to simply the joy I receive spending time with them, there is always some lesson or message I also take away by our encounters.
Swimming with them is one of those insightful experiences. My nephews, Sebastian and Luke, in particular love going in the water. When it is time for them to go out of the pool and dry off they cry, yearning to get back in. They stand on the deck and hold their arms out, indicating for me to grab them and pull them in.
Now, I'm not their father (I guess I'm their uncle-father?), but our interaction made me think of my relationship with God, whom Jesus tells us to call our Father and to ask him for things.