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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, May 15, 2015

Ascension Sunday May 17th

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-I will be celebrating mass this weekend at 4:00pm on Saturday and 8:00am on Sunday

"Always" and "Never"

These two words are the signs of slavery to death and sin.  Freedom and life in the resurrection of Christ are "here" and "now".

What do you think of that?


Anonymous said...

We can know the "here" and "now" as where God dwells; where love dwells. I think of that often when I am receiving the Eucharist. That our Lord's sacrifice is occurring right at the moment of the priest's words: "this is my Body, this is my Blood". In the same manner, I think of the first beautiful moment when God first joined my heart with that of my beloved one. I think of how that precious, beautiful moment is taking place right now. How the thought deepens and sanctifies the love dwelling within our hearts for eachother.

I guess it depends on the context in how we use the words "always" and "never". For instance we can say: God is "always" (which He is), or I will "always" love him/her. Likewise, we can say: I "never" want to sin or offend God. In this context these words are positive and life giving.

Anonymous said...

The Kingdom of God is here & now. The Ascension and the decent of the Holy Spirit eliminated the need to wait for restoration of God's kingdom. We the church are His body empowered to act now. Engaged, Empowered the the Eucharist. Being open to God speaking to us in His mystical ways removes the necessity of absolutes of always & never.

anon 1 said...

Coincidentally, just this past week two different people in different situations commented to me when speaking of something that distressed them, "But of course I know heaven is not here - it's where we hope to be some day." On both occasions I understood what they meant, and felt compassion for their sadness. But in my mind at the same time I was also thinking about the possibilities - and I wondered if they knew that the Kingdom is here and now; that the grace of God is present in our lives and in our midst - even as we spoke. Sometimes it is really hard to see – and so it makes it hard to believe. But if we have faith and really do believe it, we're sure to find God's presence right here – right now – right where we are.