Thursday, June 18, 2020

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Gus is joined by brother priests, Frs. Connor and Peyton Plessala who are separated by 18 months and are both recently ordained. They share their stories with Gus about growing up together, discerning their vocations respectively and going through seminary together. Gus also asks them what it was like being ordained in the era of coronavirus.

Also, based on today's Gospel reading from Matthew 6 where Jesus teaches his disciples how to pray by praying what is now referred to as the Our Father or the Lord's Prayer. Gus talks about how it's also referred to as the Surrender Prayer because Jesus says "Thy will be done" and then practiced what he preached on Holy Thursday when, in the Garden of Gethsemane, when faced with his Passion, Jesus asks God the Father to remove this cup if possible but continues not my will be done but yours. Gus talks about the true meaning of surrendering to God's will and how it's oftentimes entangled with forgiveness of others. Afterwards, he talks surrender stories with listeners who share their experiences with forgiveness of a family member, a friend, a job situation or whatever it was where they had to find forgiveness and letting go.


  • Maureen: June 19, 2020

    Gus – God does work in mysterious ways! Yesterday was an emotional day for me; my father has left so many emotional scars and I’ve let them get to me yesterday when he showed up looking for my son (I haven’t spoken to him in over a year). When I tuned in this morning you were talking about the surrender prayer and “Jesus Take the Wheel”. I take this as a God wink and will be working on this. God bless and thank you for being a messenger of God.

  • Carl Filippini : June 18, 2020

    Hi Gus,
    This was a wonderful program featuring Fr. Peyton and Fr Connor.
    We have been regular listeners for about 3+ months and recommend Seize the Day to friends and relatives. I have even called your program regarding Archbishop Gregory. God bless you all.
    Sincerely, Carl and Linda

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