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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, March 28, 2015

Mar 29th - Palm Sunday of the Lord's Passion

-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 5:30 and 11:00am

Don't stand there waving your palms, follow him

Some might be of the mindset that we are, in this holy week, reenacting the historical events in the life of Jesus. That would be real failure in the call to "fall, conscious, and active participation". We are not enacting history we are opening Mystery. 

Do not stand along the side of the road and wave your palm branches at Jesus as he goes by in the person of the church. Rather get up from your timid, individualized, isolated state in life and mind and follow the church by faith into the Mystery of the saving love of God.


JoyFuralle said...


Can relate to your direction in the homily. From school all the way to being married ten years I never followed Jesus, I sat in the pew.

NOW, I always think it's odd that the palms are at the entrance/exit of the Church and we sit & wait in the pews on Palm Sunday. I'm ready to burst!

Anonymous said...

Gentle love corrals 'um . . . OLE'

anon 1 said...

I think this is a great image to help with the understanding of engaging in mystery - to get up and participate vs sitting and waving. Participation is a testimony of loving. It means joining in, sharing, helping. One can't participate for long if there isn't a love for the cause to go along with the action. I suppose that's where "burn out" comes from - "doing" without the loving. It would be difficult to "open the Mystery" if we weren't applying all that we are - heart, mind, body and soul - to the task.