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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!

Friday, December 5, 2014

Dec 7 Homily Prep

-Last Sunday's homily is available by email request
-This Sunday's Scriptures can be found at Sunday readings
-check out this weeks LinC letter at LinC Letter
-I will be celebrating mass this weekend at Sat 4:00, 8:00am and 6:00pm on Sunday


Do you find any comfort in life?  From where, from whom?  Not at all?  What is the effect of repreatedly experiencing the hardness of life?  Can we lose hope in the God of compassion?

I believe the call to offer tender mercy in our world is the fundamental characteristic of the disciples of Jesus. After considering your personal encounters of the last 24hrs. what number of them would qualify as tender, merciful, kind?  How many wer missed opportunities?

1 comment:

anon 1 said...

Since reading the Matador's comments on comfort and compassion, I've been considering that it does seem like the best approach to use in making "crooked paths" straight. I am thinking how clearly seen this is with a child who may be crying and sad over bullying he or she has received from another child. With the soothing comfort of a mother's or father's care, the child can sometimes see life set aright again. And even in the case of an adult, suffering with sadness, illness, or fatigue - the care of another won't "fix" the problem, but being assured of the love of God through the other can often times be enough for the one with difficulty to see things straight again.

Thank you, Matador. Such a good teaching and reminder of our participation in the love of God.