I’m putting on a green shirt to attend a parish gathering. The front says “St. Richard Parish Family.” The reverse has a black tree with “Family Reunion” in white. The roots sport the word “Jesus.” Our parish in Swanton, Ohio hopes that everyone realizes that all of us are rooted in Christ. According to Simone Weil, “To be rooted is perhaps the most important and least recognized need of the human soul.” Without roots there is no tree. Without Christ there is no me. Creation began when God wanted to share the Godhead completely. Something had to receive the love, and that’s the universe, planet Earth, all people, Jesus, you and me.
Do you see yourself as rooted in Christ? Is our common rootedness in Christ filling the need of your soul?