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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, January 17, 2014

January 19th Homily prep

-Last Sunday's homily is available by email
-This Sunday's Scriptures can be found at
-I will be celebrating mass this weekend at 9:30am and 6:00pm Sunday

I Did Not Know Him

Is it possible that those of us who claim to be the children of God, the members of the church, baptized Christians, like John the Baptist "do not know him"? How could John, who is so closely related to Jesus, claim twice in the Gospel text today that I "did not know him"?

I wonder if this all has something to do with this "familiarity breeds contempt"? What I mean is, that we finally realize at the latest revelation of who Jesus is that we have "not known him"?  That's a pretty honest and bold admission for those who are so presumably close to Jesus.

I wonder if this is not the danger of being a church person? Meaning isn't not possible that we have clung to some knowledge or impression of Jesus and operated out of that impression and only to find out now that we "do not know him"?
What do you think?