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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, April 11, 2015

April 12 homily Prep - Mercy Sunday

-This Sunday's Scriptures can be found at
-check out this weeks LinC letter
-I will be celebrating mass this weekend at 5:30, 8:00 and 11:00

Not a Miracle, but a Conquest!

Jesus' resurrection is more than a miracle, it is more than an apparition to his disciples, it is the powerful conquest over the powers of sin and death.  Death no longer has power over those who believe.

I don't think we have been believing in the resurrection.....even though we say,

"I  Believe in the Holy Spirit who with the Father and the Son is adored and glorified, who has spoken through the prophetsg. I confess one Baptism for the forgiveness of sins and I look forward to the resurrection of the deadI believe in one, holy, catholic and apostolic Church. and the life of the world to come. Amen."

I am beginning a season-long reflection upon the powers of death that reign in the world ans eh life and liberation that is now unleashed in Christ risen in triumph over death. You believe in the witness about Jesus' resurrections?  Really?  Maybe we don't recognize death and its powers. Likewise, the power and freedom off life in Christi might eluding us us as well.

Under which "power" are you engaged?


Anonymous said...

"the powerful conquest over the powers of sin and death."

This is a very profound way of relating to the Resurrection of Christ. It will be a great beginning to a wonderful "season long reflection of the powers of death that reign in the world".

I think a great beginning for all who believe in the death and resurrection of Christ, would be to remember that He gave up His Spirit to the Father at the end of His journey here on earth; He didn't DIE of any weakness of the flesh. He overcame the power of the flesh.

I too think that some "powers" of death in this world truly need to be identified as such; as they may be deeply "hidden". And as far as our power and freedom in Christ eluding us; WOW! that may be something that we don't think of very often but all the while; very true.

Sounds like a great reflection.

Kingdom Seeker said...

When I ask myself your question, "Under which power are you engaged?”, I have to uncover if I am choosing to love, to foster peace, to inspire joy - or not. It is easy to turn in on myself and forget to, instead, extend myself to others. The Kingdom of justice and peace is one that is thirsted for by everyone - and appreciated and soaked up when it's given. So the question and opportunity for myself at all times is really - how can I respond with love in this situation that is before me? The answer to that is the one that will provide for life in Christ.