Photo credit: Father Mark Smith

Three priests following in the footsteps of Junipero Serra, founder of the California missions, arrive in Los Angeles. They do battle with evil spirits in Venice Beach. They encourage Christian film-making in Burbank and in Hollywood. They pray for the salvation of all the souls who will walk the red carpet outside the Chinese Theater on Sunday.

Then: The heavens open. The droughts ends.

You’re welcome, California.

One thought on “Rainmakers?

  1. Father Mark,

    As Mother Teresa would (and, in fact, did) say: “I know God will not give me anything I can’t handle. I just wish He didn’t trust me so much.”

    When you pray in the midst of a drought, it’s best to keep a very large bucket at hand.

    When you pray for those who seem (to you — me, in this case) to be “going the wrong way,” it might be best to prepare for the most improbable person doing exactly the right thing, one sign of what is (again, my opinion) the Holy Spirit at work. Other signs: at one time or another, someone takes the lead at the moment when he is needed, then fades back; everyone is working like crazy, and no one cares who gets the credit; and a string of improbable occurrences occurs, none of which would result in the right result without the others occurring.

    In God we trust.



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