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Get into the ring! How this works...

This is easy! Each week on Thursday I post my homily main focus for preaching this coming Sunday. What I am hoping for is a reaction from people in the pews. Does my "focus" connect with your daily life, faith, and experience? Or not? Either affirm the direction I am going in (by giving me an example from your life) or challenge me, ask for clarification! Questions are the best! Reaction rather than reflection is what I'm looking for here. Don't be afraid, get in the ring. Ole!

Saturday, August 31, 2013

Homily Prep September 1st

-Last Sunday's homily is available by email
 -This Sunday's Scriptures can be found at
 -I will be celebrating mass this weekend at 12:30pm Sunday

Humility - the Hard Way

A wise man recently was quoted to have said that "your pain is the breaking open of the shell that covers your understanding".

There only one way to true humility and that's the hard way we can elect it or endure it painfully. Neither is painless.


Anon 1 said...

This thinking does give us a way to see God in all things: even pain is for the good - being our teacher in life to help us find our way to our ultimate destination where redemption and salvation lie.

joan said...

humility certainly keeps one in constant conversation with God.

helps one to see where they are in HIM.

could it be that moment of experiencing HIS kingdom and this world colliding.

it really is a choice.

choose to love more. Seek. does that make sense?

and when one reflects back, it becomes that moment of experiencing HIS joy, HIS love, HIS peace.

Settle in ~

definately humility.

i am so grateful.

JoyFuralle said...

Live & learn, live & learn. Great timing, love the wise man's quote, so true.

Had a horrific day yesterday... every single person I encountered was miserable or tense or mean or critical or angry. And it was painful, made me think of the ugliness of ALL of humanity! In sharing the pain with my husband, all the situations, it didn't make me feel better, and worse, it was disquieting hearing myself go over the awfulness.

Humility is accepting the cross. But sometimes our view of the cross is something dramatic instead of the difficulties of each day. I think of the morning offering...I offer you my prayers, works, joys and sufferings of this day...seems the prayers & works & joys are a lot easier to accept & offer than the sufferings.

Pain is pain, no gain. Live & learn...