The congregation of St. Pea's has been in turmoil over the past seven months due to a diocesan resolution which most of the parishioners do not agree with. And there has been much discussion about staying in the denomination, starting a new church, and so on.
This coming Sunday, those parishioners who are staying in the parish are going to bless those who are leaving. While we like each other and we who are staying don't want them to go, they have made their decision and we want to bless them on their journey.
When the world ends, we will be together again. All of us. Not just the two halves of St. Pea's, but all the parts and divisions and splits and split peas throughout the ages.
I think we may be surprised by whom we see. And wouldn't it be nice if we could all get along together here and now, with brothers and sisters of whatever denomination and religion, all loved by our heavenly Father?