Deacon Phil Snyder is in the Diocese of Dallas, although he travels with a job in the info-tech field and we had dinner up here in Sioux Falls when he was working a big upgrade for one of our large medical centers.
He's just posted an absolutely beautiful reflection at his blog, The Deacon's Slant. Go check it out. Here's a bit:
As pieces of glass, we have two functions. First we let the light shine through us. We are not the source of the light, but we do color the light by the shading given to us by God. Second, we fit into a pattern. We can't see the pattern from where we are, so we have to trust God - we have to have faith - that God will place us where He wants and needs us.