June 16, 2019 – Summer Helper Column

Summer Helper Column

       My name is Peter Trossbach. I just graduated from St. Mary’s Ryken High School, and I will attend SJPII Seminary next year. The Lord has moved my heart into a way of peace and warmth with the calling of me to lead His flock. His path, although narrow, is before us at every moment, drawing us towards Him, and we just have to let Him wipe our eyes with spittle so we may see, so we may know, so we may love.

Christ, in Matthew 11:28-30, tells us that if we take His yoke upon us, we will find rest and that His yoke is easy. Too often we try to take His yoke or, like Simon, bare His Cross with Him, and discover that it is too heavy. We fall. There’s one thing we are forgetting: Christ is supposed to be carrying it with us, but only if we let Him. That is how we find rest. Like Peter on the water, we too often turn away from Christ to the worldly, and we start to drown, but only turn to Him crying, “Lord, save me!,” and, like a loving father, He picks us up.

Life has plenty of suffering, but if we are bound to Christ’s yoke and Cross, suffering does not exist; there is only love, “Deus caritas est”. We can then rest in the peace of the Spirit, no matter the burden, because Christ carries it with us.


In Christ,

Peter Trossbach



“Fall in Love,

Stay in Love,

And it will decide everything.”

— Fr. Pedro Arrupe


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