We still are thinking of Fr. Senk every day…..and .every night we say a prayer for him……it really is uppermost in our minds and hearts.
It still seems very wrong to us to make someone’s life so uncertain and worrisome and miserable for so long – especially when he has not done any wrong.
The woman gave him a gift . That was generous and kind of her. He should not be made to suffer for accepting that gift. That is my opinion. She wanted to share her gifts with him. That is why people give other people gifts ! We want to show appreciation. She insisted and she was kind to many others.
It seems to us that he has not been treated kindly nor fairly by his own Bishop. I am praying that the Bishop and any one who looks into this matter uses the eyes and heart of the Lord to do so. ‘Judge not lest we be judged?’ Often when we judge someone’s actions, we forget to use our hearts and souls. Father was found ‘not guilty’ under the law of the land and that is good enough for us—-so at least his own Bishop and his church should respect that determination.
We are not called to be ‘judges’….but we are called to be loving and merciful. Let’s let God be the judge.
We will continue to pray for Fr. Senk and hope that he will return to his ministry as a sincere good priest to the people who love him as they know and believe him to be – honest in every way. He is a good priest and good man. It is how we know him to be in the last 13 or more years . If he was not the way so many good and honest parishioners say he is —–you can be sure they would not want him back. Trust those who knew him and care about his future.
God… please bless Fr. Senk this day …and give him the peace he truly deserves.
May the Holy Spirit come and bring this case to an end – in fathers favor.
Mary Jo and Hank Maher