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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 18, 2015

Easter III - homily Prep

-Last Sunday's homily is available by email request
-This Sunday's Scriptures can be found at
-check out this weeks LinC letter at
-I will be celebrating mass this weekend at 5:30pm Sat, 9:30am and 6:00pm Sunday

If Death is conquered, then why am I stuck in death's Valley?

The Resurrection of Jesus from the dead is the victory OVER death. Death has been conquered however not extinguished. We are now free from death's powers, however, death's powers and principalities in this world are still available for the asking. So, self-centeredness, envy, jealousy, hatred, lust, resentment, grudges, prejudice, violence. Even the children of the light can pick up any of these weapons of death when they doubt the power of life

The Resurrection is the triumph over death and the initiation of real life.  Life is available for the asking with its powers of love, joy, peace, patience, etc.

This week I am considering lack of trust, competitiveness, and the drive for material success as the most common symptom of death we see in  and among the children of light.

1 comment:

Tom Sawyer said...

One wonders how Israel could so often turn their back on God after all that He had done for them. It is the same question that we must ask of ourselves.
Because Christ has purchased our forgiveness of sins & eternal life by His victory over death, we must continue to keep our eyes upon the Lord, and our trust in His ways which is so different than the world's dependence upon self & self reliance. We need to continue to form the habits & practices that draw us closer to Christ the Lord through the Holy Spirit. Everything around us and everything we do should be evaluated for its contribution to His church. When we first see all our words & actions in this light we will walk through the valley in the light. Lead us not into temptation prepares us for the reality that there will be temptations and distractions that could have us look elsewhere for peace, love, and fulfillment.