Pastor's Corner


10-30-2022Pastor's CornerVery Rev. Robert J. Deehan, VF

I came across a poem some time ago that I thought I'd share with you. The author is unknown. It compares our relationship with Christ to two people traveling on a tandem bicycle.


At first, I sat in the front; Christ, the rear. I couldn't see him
but I knew he was there.
I could feel his help when the road got steep.

Then, one day, Christ changed seats with me.
Suddenly everything went topsy-turvy. When I was in control,
the ride was predictable - even boring. But when Christ took over, it got wild!
I could hardly hold on. "This is madness!"
I cried out. But Christ just smiled - and said, "Pedal!"

And so I learned to shut up and pedal - and trust my bike companion.
Oh, there are still times when I get scared.
But Christ just smiles, touches my hand - and says, "Pedal!"

There are times we can be tempted to get off the bike. Let us pray for those who need special courage to keep pedaling, especially when the road turns into a nightmare!

God bless you!

Fr. Bob