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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, June 27, 2015

June 28th Homily Prep

Last Sunday's homily is available
-This Sunday's Scriptures can be found at
-check out this weeks LinC letter at
-I will be celebrating mass this weekend at 4:00pm on Saturday and  9:30 and 12:30 on Sunday

Raised for Life

Faith in Jesus Christ and life in the communion of the Church is presented by the gospel this week as a "raised to life".  In fact the gospel uses the same word for the raising of the dead girl as it does for the raising of Jesus from the dead.   We see in the healing of the woman with the hemorrhage that Jesus is "power of God for life".

 Is your faith experienced as resurrection, power, freedom for life?  Do you need to be raised to life?


Anonymous said...

When we encounter someone we can at times experience the power of God "leaving" our beings for the love and life of the other and that Spirit entering into the one we are encountering raising them up with God's Spirit of love thus joining in communion with them in a powerful way.

Unknown said...

Here are appropriate words from a good current read of mine (Flesh of the Church, Flesh of Christ): "What is at stake is building the body of Christ in unity according to the 'new self' (Eph 4:24). For the new self, faithfulness to God is never separated from Christ Jesus, whose life and work were centered not on his own person, but inseparably on God (the Father) and others. Even more than in the paraenesis of Romans, here others are always in the believer's line of vision."

It seems to me that it is "Christ and others" that are the key to this freedom of resurrected life. One must lose oneself to the point that it is no longer "I" who lives, but Christ who lives in me (Gal2:20).