Sean Walsh

I live in Dublin, Ireland. Sometimes. Most times I live in my head, quite unaware of my surroundings – if you know what I mean… If you succeed in tracking Sean Walsh, please let me know, ok? I've been searching for him for years…

This Tremendous Lover

Published on Wednesday 25th May 2016 by Sean Walsh

‘When Jesus ate and drank
with tax collectors and prostitutes,
it was not a duty.
It was utter delight in their company,
in their very being.

When he touched the untouchable,
it was not a clinical gesture,
but a hug of joy.

So it belongs to us as priests that we rejoice
in the very existence of people,
with all their fumbling attempts to live and love,
whether they are married or divorced or single,
whether they are straight or gay,
whether their lives are lived
in accordance with Church teaching or not…

The Church should be a community
in which people discover God’s delight in them.’

– Timothy Radcliffe O. P.

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