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-I will be celebrating mass this weekend at 12:30 Sunday
Advent I -"watch me, watch me, watch me"
Like a three-year-old at the swimming pool jumping off the edge demanding that the parent, or in my case uncle, watch his every move. That is what our Advent God reminds me of with these scriptures and the call to attention.
This is the most "childlike" that our God appears. Desiring and calling for our constant attention. Maybe this advent we might open our eyes and respond to our God calling us "watch me, Watch me, watch me, are you watching me?"
Why do we tire of "watching God"? Why is it easier to watch other things, realities, thoughts, games, problems? Why do our artificial hearts easily distract from the real God? Why do our broken human hearts drift off to the Foolsgold of entertainment, judgment, "reality TV"?
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!