-This Sunday's Scriptures can be found at USCCB.org
-I will be celebrating mass this weekend at 4:00 Sat and 8:00am and 6:00pm Sunday
"Revelation is Re-creation" or "Show Your Stuff"
Do you know that we lose 10% of our muscle mass for everyday that we lay in bed? We must exercise the muscles we have to preserve them for tomorrow. The point of the scriptures this week is "use it or lose it"
The disciples of Jesus and the people of God for that matter are taught to be what they are. A light. In fact, be what they are by shining (through good works) and you will become more of what and who you are. So, revealing who we are as the children of God makes us more of who we are. Revelation is re-creation.
I hear two challenges for contemporary believers.
1. Many of us are not convinced we are light in The Lord. That's a believing problem. So, we have to hear again and believe. So, a lack of spiritual "self-esteem" is causing us to atrophy. Fake it til you make it would. E the advice for this crowd. Shine AS IF you are light and your wound will be healed.
2. Many of us believe that we must do good works in order to become light in the Lord. That of course is backwards and problematic because it denies God's power in us and for us. God and grace precede us in everything. Rely on God even in blindness and you will see and be the light.
Any thoughts from your life?
Get into the ring! How this works...
This is easy! Each week on Thursday I post my homily idea...my 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!