Pastor Rev. Guy Noonan, M.B.A., S.T.D.
Kim Cunningham, Secretary Capital Campaign
5005 Church Road, St. Augustine, FL 32092-0459 ―Equal Sacrifice Not Equal Giving‖
Telephone: 904-824-8688 Fax: 904-824-5110
Hours: Monday: 11:30am -12:30pm Our Goal: $1,500,000
Tuesday through Friday: 9:00am -1:00pm Total Pledged: $1,100,000
Received Sept 20/21 $993.00
Bulletin E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Editors: Bonnie Holder & Jeanne T. Vecchione
` We need your help to reach our goal. If you have not made a
Mass Schedule sacrificial commitment or you are new to this community, there
Saturday Vigil 3:00pm are pledge cards available next to the sacristy door. Thanks
Sunday 9:00am and 11:00am for your Sacrifice.
Daily Mass readings
PARISH OFFERTORY COLLECTIONS
Saturday Vigil $2,021.00
Sunday 9:00am $2,293.75
Sunday 11:00am $1,733.00
09/27 Sat Helene Lloyd Total $6,047.75
09/28 Sun. 9am Carson Ballinger
09/28 Sun 11am Ann Stubbs†
09/30 Tues Lynn Eustace
10/02 Thurs Charlene McBroom
Here at Our Lady of Good Counsel,
Rosary--30 Minutes before Sat and Sunday Masses we see the role of the music ministry
Eucharistic Adoration Wednesday 7:15 pm – 9:15 pm as supporting the action of the
Vespers at 7:30 pm
Liturgy. Our singers help lead the congregation in song
Holy Hour for Priests & Religious at 8:15 pm
Legion of Mary-Wednesday 5:45 pm OLGC Church
at the 3 PM Saturday Vigil Mass and the 9 AM and 11
AM Sunday Masses.
Adult rehearsals are Wednesdays from 6 PM to 7:10
PM. Anyone who wishes can stay for Exposition and
Eucharistic Adoration which follows at 7:15 PM.
Children's Choir rehearsals are Mondays from 5:45 PM
to 6:25 PM immediately followed by CCD classes for
those enrolled in that program.
We welcome all who feel called to serve the Lord
The Julian & Laskos Family through song.
Andrew, Kathleen & Irene Julian
For more information, call Carol at 230-1872.
We are now 397 registered families strong.
In order to update our parish records a Parish Census will be
held after each Mass the weekends of 4-5 October and 11
and 12 October. Every registered family is asked to stop and
fill out another registration card on one of those days. New
registrations will also be accepted. Please help us update our
NOTES AND NEWS
Mass Schedule Change Soldiers Abroad
Starting 01 November OLGC will add an additional Mass on We continue to collect items such as paperback books,
Sunday. Sunday Masses will then be at 8, 10, Noon. cosmetics, shaving items, individually wrapped snack items
Saturday Mass will remain at 3 pm. (no items that will melt please), lotions to send to our deployed
service members. Please place your donations in the bins at
the lobby of the church. Packages are sent monthly. Also if
RCIA you know a deployed service member that would like to
If you are an adult aged 18 or over and wish to investigate a receive these care packages please contact Jackie Stubbs at
commitment in the Catholic Faith, The Rite of Christian Initiation for 940-6997.
Adults (RCIA) may be for you. RCIA is a process of adults meeting
regularly for a period of time, and learning and sharing with others
about the Catholic Faith. If you are interested in undertaking such a Mass Intentions
process, please feel free to contact the Church office. There are also
forms in the lobby of the Church that you may drop in the collection If you would like to have a Mass said for a special intention you can
basket with ―Attention to Father Guy‖. drop a note into the collection basket or mail it to the Church Office.
Mark your envelope ATT Kim. Please include the intention for the
Mass (Ex. name of person, living or deceased, special day—
Vote Your Conscience. Tell your anniversary, birthday, etc.), the address where you would like the Mass
friends and family about a three- card to be sent, and the requested date. Please note that Masses are
generally booked for one month in advance. Please include your
minute video that will educate and contact information so that you can be reached if there are questions.
inspire Catholic voters looking for Customary offering is $10.00 per Mass.
guidance this election. The video
can be found on
www.CatholicVote.com. The video is an excellent product, but
CatholicVote.com has not been endorsed by the United States
Conference of Catholic Bishops.
2008 Wedding Anniversary Celebration
th th th th th th
All couples observing either a 25 ,30 , 35 ,40 , 45 , 50 or
more year wedding anniversary between January1 and
December 31, 2008 are invited to register to celebrate with Legion of Mary. Wednesday at 5:45 p.m. at the Church
Bishop Victor Galeone on November 22, 2008, 2:00 pm at
San Juan del Rio Catholic Church, 1718 State Road 13, St. Youth Ministry meets Wednesday 01 October 7 to 8 p.m. at
John’s FL. You may register on-line at www.dcfl.org or the Church.
complete the form available in the back of the church and
return by November 17. Registration is required. For
questions, please call 308-7474. Fish Fry. Lunch is from 11:00 to 1:00-
Dinner is from 4:30 to 7:00. Grilled Shrimp
is also available. NEW now is a "Chef’s
Special" this is Broiled Fish, Shrimp or
40 Days for Life Combination of Both, served with rice and
cole slaw. Great for those folks who are
40 days for Life is a focused pro-life campaign unable to eat fried foods for various reasons or perhaps just
with a vision to access God’s power through like broiled food.
prayer, fasting and peaceful vigil to end abortion The NEXT Fish Fry is October 03.
in America. The mission of the campaign is to
bring together the body of Christ in a spirit of unity during a
focused 40-day campaign, seeking God’s favor to turn hearts
and minds from a culture of death to a culture of life, thus
bringing an end to abortion in America. A Peaceful Vigil,
standing for life through a 40-day peaceful public witness
outside the All Women’s Health Center of Jacksonville, 4331
University Blvd. South will be held. from Sept 24 to Nov 04.
OLGC’s 24 hour participation period is September 30
beginning at one minute after midnight on September 30 and
running for 24 hours. Parishioners of OLGC are invited to join
together praying in front of the abortion center. Please contact October 5 is the National Life Chain. The St. Augustine location is the
Bob Mathison at 940-9560 or 504-0843 for further information. Destiny Church on US 1 (right next to St. Gerard). We meet at 1:30
and close at 3:00 pm. This is a silent (You may sing or pray the
Rosary but no calling out or confrontation) standing to attest to the fact
we are God’s Army against Abortion. Let us show that OLGC is on the
Mass and Healing Service There you will also find additional ideas for requested items.
Thank you for your support and generosity. For more
Sister Briege McKenna and Fr. Kevin Scallon will be at Holy Family information, please contact Joanne Ketchens at 940-1915 or
Catholic Church on Friday, October 10 at 7 PM. The evening will email@example.com
include a Mass and Eucharistic Healing Service. Sr. Briege is widely
known for her gift of healing and is author of the book, "Miracles Do
Happen". She and Fr. Scallon also travel around the world conducting OLGC’s Men Club will hold a
retreats for priests. Holy Family Catholic Church is at 9800 Spaghetti Dinner on 12 October
Baymeadows Road, just west of the intersection of Baymeadows Road
and Southside Blvd. This will be a very powerful evening. Save the
Mark your calendar for OLGC’s 2 Annual
A Special Religious Education Program, Growing Faith Golf Outing on Saturday, November 1,
Together featuring Sister Barbara Cekosh, SSJ will be held 2008 held at St. John's Golf Club off SR
after the last Sunday Mass on 12 October. This is a recurring 207. We will begin with a12 noon shotgun
program that will be held the 2 Sunday of Each Month start followed by dinner and prizes. More details coming soon.
Around The Diocese…
GOD'S ANGELS GIVING THANKS ANNUAL Potential Scam Alert - Recently there have been many e-mail and
FUND RAISER phone scams using Catholic Charities to gain access to funds. Do not
respond to e-mail or phone requests for donations from Catholic
The Ladies of OLGC are selling raffle tickets after Charities without checking your local Catholic Charities Office in
each mass. Grand prize is $1000.00 with many Jacksonville (904) 354-4846), Gainesville (352) 372- 0294, St.
more prizes to be won. Price is 12 for $10, 6 for Augustine (904) 829-6300, Lake City (386) 754-9180.
$5, or $1 each.
Foundation for Ministry Leadership - The Diocese of St. Augustine
and the Diocese of Savannah, GA have joined forces to offer the
certificate in youth studies weekend to network with others working
with adolescents and learn the latest techniques and strategies needed
HARVEST FESTIVAL & PUMPKIN PATCH UPDATE for successful programs Oct. 11-12 at Marywood Retreat Center,
Jacksonville. Trainer: Marie Eckert. Cost: $150. For more details or to
The Pumpkin Patch will start with the register, call Dewey Szarkowski at (904) 262-3200, ext. 112 or email:
delivery of pumpkins on Oct. 9th or 10th firstname.lastname@example.org
and will continue through Oct. 31st.
Pumpkins will be for sale and children can
take an old-fashioned hay ride around our
October 25th OLGC will be celebrating Florida Respect Life Conference - Oct. 10-11 in Tallahassee,
our Annual Harvest Festival. We are preparing this one -day event to Florida. Topics include marriage, natural family planning, stem cells
be a family fun filled day with many culinary delights. The day will and death penalty. Bishop Galeone will give the keynote address at the
begin at 9:00am and go till 7:00pm. The Ladies Guild will be very closing banquet. Registration deadline: Sept. 30. Brochures available
active with a Country Store & Crafts. Enjoy their Funnel Cakes and at www.flacathconf.org or call (904) 308-7474.
many delicious Baked Goods. There will also be a Raffle of beautiful It is also not too late to sign up for the bus to Tallahassee for the
Theme Baskets. Florida Respect Life Conference.. The cost is $25 per person and the
Children can play in the Bounce Toy area, ride the hayride and visit contact is Pat Greenfield, e-mail is email@example.com. The bus
the Fire Department equipment. Watch Sparky the Clown do his belongs to St. Anastasia and those who sign up will meet at St.
magic, balloon art and juggling. Popcorn, Cotton Candy and Snow Anastasia and leave their cars there and they will be monitored during
Cones will be available for all to enjoy. the two day conference.
To satisfy your thirst, we will have Tea, Soda, Lemonade and Beer
for sale. When you get hungry, try the great Minorcan Chowder, Black
Angus Hamburgers/Cheeseburgers, Ball Park All Beef Hot Dogs,
Italian Sausage Sandwich with combinations of peppers, onions, Catholic Charities presents the 5th Annual Festival d'Vine -
potatoes or egg. Regular or Jersey Boardwalk style Fries will also be Saturday, Nov. 8, 6:30- 9:30 p.m. at Balis Park in San Marco Square,
available. Our famous and delicious Philippine Foods will be on sale. Jacksonville. This wine tasting event will include over 300 wine
Our own in-house chef, Fr. Guy, will prepare crepes both as a meal or selections, fabulous food from area restaurants and beer samples for
dessert. Music will be provided throughout the day by Brett DeVoe all to enjoy! This event was a sell-out last year so get your tickets now.
Proceeds from the event will benefit Catholic Charities programs to
Harvest Festival Baskets help families in crisis. Tickets: $75 per person. For more details or
tickets call Katie Santilli at (904) 354-4846 ext. 227 or purchase tickets
online at www.ccbjax.org.
The OLGC Ladies Guild requests your
help in assembling gift baskets for the
upcoming Harvest Festival (Saturday,
October 25th). The gift baskets span a Pilgrimage to Rome and Assisi
variety of themes and will be raffled during Pauline Jubilee Year led by Father Terry Morgan of St Anastasia
the Festival to raise money for the church. parish, March 5-12. Father Morgan, who studied and worked ten
You can drop off new and unused items (and large baskets) for years in Rome, will lead visits to the sites in Rome important in Paul’s
any of the following basket themes: kitchen, bath, golf, life as well as a general Audience with Pope Benedict XVI. $2350
chocolate, wine, Italian & pasta, baby, toys of all kinds, ($450 fuel surcharge; May be reduced!), land package only $1650.
Call St Anastasia church office (471-5364) for a brochure with full
Halloween and Christmas, in the large box located in the lobby. information.
Cathedral Parish School 8th Grade is pre-selling Poinsettia plants for
the Christmas season. The Proceeds will benefit 8th grade end of year
trip. Floral quality plants with pot cover (5 - 6 blooms per plant) colors: General Information
red, white, pink or marble cost: $9.00 each. Delivery date: December New Parishioners Welcome! Please take a few minutes to complete a
4, 2008 at CPS order date deadline: October 9th. registration card that may be found in the Church lobby. The data
provided by you on this card is kept confidential. When completed,
CPS 7th Grade is pre-selling N.C. Frazier Fir trees and wreaths. please give to a Welcome Minister or a Greeter.
Proceeds benefit 7th grade trip to Holy Land in Orlando Fl.
6-7 ft. tree $50.00 7-8 ft. tree $60.00 8-9 ft. tree $75.00 Sacrament Of Marriage Couples should contact the Pastor before
Christmas wreaths - one sided/single faced setting a wedding date, (normal preparation time is 8 months) and
8 inch $15.00; 12 inch $25.00; 16 inch $35.00:; 20 inch $40.00 must attend a Diocesan marriage preparation program.
Delivery date - either December 5 or 6 at CPS. Order deadline –
December 01 Sacrament Of Baptism Preparation must be made well in advance. A
Please prepay with check to CPS. For more information contact CPS Baptismal Class for the parents is required. The next Baptismal
at 824-2861 preparation class for parents wishing to have their children baptized is
going to be held on October 1st at 7:00pm in Pod 3. Please contact
the church office to register for this class.
Sponsors for Baptism. Anyone asking to receive a document from
A Rachel's Vineyard weekend retreat is an opportunity for men and the parish to be a sponsor for Baptism or Confirmation in another
women who have struggled with the emotional or spiritual pain of parish must be an active Catholic at OLGC. This implies regular mass
abortion. All calls and inquiries are confidential. For more details, call attendance and participation in the support of the community. (The
(904) 221-3232 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org or visit church envelopes help to establish such support.)
Adults Seeking Baptism Or Confirmation:. If you are interested,
Professional Counseling by a licensed therapist is available from the please contact Father Guy through the office. Classes/sessions are
Diocesan Center for Family Life at Riverside and the Catholic Center. regular (weekly) and usually last for between 6 to 9 months.
Counseling is available for family, couple, or individual. Areas of
counseling include marital problems, depression, anxiety, stress, self- Sacramental Preparation for First Holy Eucharist/Reconciliation &
esteem, addictions and more. Fees are based on a sliding fee scale. Confirmation is a two-year program. Contact the Religious Education
For an appointment call (904) 874-4907. Office for further information.
Deadline for Bulletin Information is 4pm Saturday. E-mail is
Marywood Retreat Center Pulpit Announcements Information to be passed at weekend Masses
please send to Kim no later than 10 a.m. Thursdays by e-mail or phone
Legacy Letters Share the Wealth of Your Experience - Saturday, message
Oct.11, 9 a.m. Leader: Lilla Ross. Legacy Letters, also known as
ethical wills, are an ancient tradition, dating back to biblical times. A Requirement for Volunteers All Volunteers over the age of 18
Legacy Letter enables you to identify and share your values and working with children must be fingerprinted through the Diocese.
experiences with your descendants. Cost: $20. Those working with children must also attend a class called "Protecting
God's Children." Classes can be found online at www.virtus.org.
Christian Mysticism: Human Suffering and the Longing for God Please call the church office if you have any questions.
Book of Job - Saturday, Oct. 18, 6:30-9 p.m. Leader: Cenacle Sister
Rose Hoover. Input, discussion, and time for personal prayer and Death and Burial in OLGC Cemetery:
reflection will be included. Cost: $35. Includes lunch In OLGC Cemetery, in-ground burial is presently available. In the near
future, placement of ashes in a columbarium grotto will also be
Advent Christmas Music Workshop - Monday, Oct. 20, 6:30-9 p.m. available.
Leader: Bernie Sans. Whether you are a member of the choir or of the The present fee for in-ground graves is $1500.00 for active
congregation, come out for an evening of new music and new ways of parishioners and $2500.00 for non-parishioners. Columbarium rates
presenting traditional Advent and Christmas music. Check in 6 p.m.. have not yet been set because final plans are in process. For further
Session 6:30 until 9:00 p.m. Cost: $15. information regarding the purchase of burial plots -- or to place your
name on the list for information regarding the envisioned new
Hymnal Reflection and Poetic Prayers. Leader Sister Andrea columbarium -- please contact the church office or speak with Father
Zbiegien. Wednesday 22 October. Check in 6 p.m. How often have Guy.
you been struck by the meaning behind the words you sing? Sister
Andrea will lead us in poetic prayer. Cost $15.00 Last Will and Testament: About 25% of our Parish Community are of
the age wherein a Last Will and Testament should have already been
Coming to know Jesus-Exciting Stories of Conversion. Leader: created. About another 25% are at the age wherein planning this now
Joe Difato. You will learn about Scripture, have a lot of fun, and you is a reasonable thing to do.
may even experience a surprise of the Holy Spirit. Cost $20.00 Please consider including your church in your Estate Planning, even if
includes lunch. you have already written your initial documents. The Church and its
diverse ministries exist only through the funding of its members. Estate
For more information, or to register, visit Planning can help create gifts that 'keep on giving'. Should enough
www.marywoodcenter.org, or email, email@example.com, parishioners wish to have a seminar offering legal and other advice for
or call (904) 287- 2525, or toll free (888) 287-2539 Estate Planning, the Parish could sponsor an Estate Planning Seminar
some time during the coming year. If you wish your name to be put on
such a list, please call the Church office to let Father Guy know..
Please Pray For
Contact firstname.lastname@example.org, or 824-8481 to have your loved one included
Patient Angel, Theola Armalavage, Marvin Atkinson, Joe Babino, Sandy Barata, Jennifer Basile, Fr. Michale Bass, Virginia Burr, Jackie Coonahan, Fr.
John Corapi, Jim Davidson, Mildred Davis, Mary Dillinger, Janice Donohue, Maureen Duffy, Jack & Luke Edwards,Valorie Hall, Betty Hanson, Lorraine
Harrington, Joe Harrison Jr, Dean Heaton, Virginia Hinckin, Charlie Hunter, Kristen Kettle, Sadie Lopez, Michele Mauro, Mary Maltby, Charlene
McBroom, Sean Meehan, Ann Medlin, Rosalee Mouzon, Josephine O’Halloran, Rick Pace, Lou Paterson, Bill Pickard, Shelia Quinn, Michael Riccio, Bob
Robinson, Daniel Russ Sr., Omar Santisteban, Demina Scardina, Nicole Shaw, Mary Slattery, Barbara Sligh, Henry Tabeling, Clinton Thomas, Jon
Todd, Dottie Townsend, Fr. Bob Traupman, Jim Veale, Frances Vrenicar, Elizabeth Wagner, Brian Wilkinson, Cathy Yates.
―The active participation in the mission/activities of the community is an expectation that comes with membership. Baptism is not a
sacrament of entitlement, but a commission for ministry as a Disciple of Christ." R. Rivers: CSP From Maintenance to Mission. New
York: Paulist, 2005, p 46.
Pastoral Ministries Meeting Contact Phone E-Mail Address
Director of Classes Mondays Tony Mouzon 940-9938 email@example.com
Religious Education 6:30-7:30pm
Director of Music Adults: Wed 6-7:10 pm Carol Velasco 230-1872 firstname.lastname@example.org
Youth: Mon 5:45-6:25
Altar Servers Jeff Pirrung 940-7983 email@example.com
Bereavement Helen Stafford 940-5829 firstname.lastname@example.org
Children’s Liturgy of Sunday 9 am Mass Paul Goricki 551-5501
The Word Leo Zanchettin 230-2912 email@example.com
Conversion Course Thurs 7-9pm Joseph Difato 429-3800
Eucharistic Wed 7:15-9:15 pm Jeff & Denise Pirrung 940-7983 firstname.lastname@example.org
Extraordinary Lena Lednick 522-0268 email@example.com
Family Rosary 3rd Sunday 4:30 pm Jeff & Denise Pirrung 940-7983 firstname.lastname@example.org
Finance Council John Bailey (Chair) 824-5987
Hospitality Ruth Mallett 797-5059 email@example.com
Just Faith/Social Pat & Elizabeth O’Brien 940-5714 firstname.lastname@example.org
Ladies Guild 1st Tues. 7 pm Jeanette Raccioppi 825-0502 Sisterhood6@bellsouth.net
Lectors Jackie Stubbs 940-6997 email@example.com
Legion of Mary Wednesdays 5:45 pm David Masters 692-3768
Men's Club 2nd Tues 7 pm Don Pepino 940-5488 firstname.lastname@example.org
Ministry Council Tony Mouzon 940-9938 email@example.com
MOMS: (Ministry of Maryann Donovan 940-0755 firstname.lastname@example.org
Parish Council 3rd Tues 7-9 pm Jeff Pirrung 940-7983 email@example.com
Prayer Chain Brett & Remy DeVoe 824-8481 firstname.lastname@example.org
Prayer Quilt 1st Tues 9am-noon Dana Cunningham 940-1963 email@example.com
Respect Life Ruth Mallett 797-5059 firstname.lastname@example.org
Rosary 30 Minutes before Brett DeVoe 824-8481 email@example.com
Singles Ministry Ginger Eddy 824-4274 firstname.lastname@example.org
Ushers Don De Cesare 940-7473
Youth Ministry Wednesdays 7-8pm Bill Curtis 540-3849 email@example.com
Ann Palmieri 940-5541 firstname.lastname@example.org
Welcome Ministry Bonnie Holder 940-0725 email@example.com
"Priests are brothers among brothers and sisters as members of the same Body of Christ, which all are commanded to build." (Decree on the Ministry
and Life of Priests, No. 9). At the same time, in exercising their specific functions, priests act in the person of Christ the Head, and consequently, in the
same way, they act in the name of the Church. (Congregation for the Clergy, Pastor and Leader in the Parish Community, April, 2004, No. 20)
Father Guy’s Notes
Reflections on the Cross of Christ:
Two weeks ago at the last Men’s Club meeting, President Don Pepino led the prayer. Before him on the
table was a metal cross, carved out of steel beams, the beams themselves taken from the shattered
remnants and fallen beams of the collapsed World Trade Towers on 9/11. Friends had given this cross to Don. Other
friends were the reason for the cross. Those last friends had died.
This month the Roman Church throughout the world celebrated the feast of the ―Exaltation of the Cross‖. This is an
important tradition in Catholic consciousness. Yet the question needs to be asked: Why a feast? Why would a body of
people from time immemorial celebrate with constancy a feast wherein the primary symbol was an instrument of torture?
And why would so many people, when much or all else fails in their lives, look to the cross – indeed, even clutch the cross
for dear life?
‘Clutch the cross for dear life’! How is it that the cross of Christ becomes a tree of life?
It must be remembered that Christians did not always readily embrace the cross. In Jesus’ time, being placed on a cross
was an ultimate insult, a true horror . Hung outside the walls of the city for all to see, draped on rough-hewn wood, one’s
very life dripping and sagging down as blood leaked and muscles tore in what was surely excruciating pain and torment.
Yes, torment was part of it. Beholder, beware! People were put on a cross to make the point to others that they could
come to the same end if they rocked the boat!
So atrocious was the cross in those times that early Christians would never have used it as an object of art. Nonetheless,
it was certainly something to be remembered: The Lord of Life, the Personal Son of the Personal God, died an unseemly
death. Those were the facts. They needed to be remembered and re-told without the kind of high-story that often enters
into the narratives of history.
However, that being said, it must also be acknowledged that Christians never simply focused on the cruel cold facts.
Rather, from time immemorial they have struggled to understand how the seemingly errant end of the murder of the just
One could be righted by an even more marvelous new beginning: Have you not heard? The Lord is risen! The Cross of
Christ becomes the Tree of Life precisely because from what appeared to be dead wood springs forth the Father’s love in
a way least expected.
In those crucial hours the via crucis becomes the via vitae. ‘This is my beloved Son. I shall not let death and evil have the
final say’. He was not born to die. He was given so that all might live. This is why Christians, recoiling in horror from the
cross, would yet approach it and cling to it as an object of veneration. This is the cross on which the Son and King of
The toughest things in life are hard to explain, and yet explain we must. So also with the cross. Contradiction abounds.
How could God love Jesus and let something like this happen?
Paul acknowledged this when he writes in 1 Corinthians 1:23 that ―we preach Christ crucified, to Jews a stumbling block
and to Gentiles foolishness.‖ Ghandi asked a similar thing when he pondered how Christians could confess the
faithfulness of a loving God when the same God apparently allowed such an awful end to happen to his beloved son?
Next week I will continue this column by asking the question--What does one person’s dying – even the Son’s – have to
do with testing the fidelity of God?
In the meantime, let us sit with the mystery: Like the ocean, there are lots of things in life that call for deeper reflection.
The explorer Jacques Cousteau said it well: When standing by the shore, if we only look at what we first see, then we
have not seen the ocean at all. We have only seen the surface!
Let us pause and reflect. Might we go into the deep. . . .