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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!

Friday, August 14, 2015

August 16 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 5:30 PM mass on Saturday and 9:30 AM and 12:30 PM on Sunday

 Living Bread is Bread alive!

 Are you consuming simply them miraculous bread or are you being consumed by the life that is that bread?

"To approach Jesus in the Bread of Life is to be ready to consume the whole of Jesus’ teaching, life, passion, and death. It is to begin to enter a whole new way of living. Living no longer our own lives, but living the very life of Christ in us, changing us, transforming us into his very self. Jesus’ language in this gospel passage is meant to confront us with the dramatic absoluteness of Jesus’ claim."


Anonymous said...

How to share our "meal of the Bread of Life" that we have consumed and fills us with the love of God that must be expressed, shared in order to be fulfilled. We are consumed by Christ's love as we consume His body but living which is sharing which fulfills in us our role in His Holy Church. Are we emboldened like the apostles so that we share in word, action, and prayer the power of the one true God. We can't stay in the room by ourselves but are commanded to live the Eucharist. It is not enough to just go to church but we must be church.

Pearl said...

This language of His does indeed confront, and could be enough to make one run in the other direction. At first blush, this is not an appealing invitation. But, when I calm yourself and consider all of the implications, I realize that while the price is high - the outcome is priceless and is beyond anything I could ever reach on our own. The journey promises to include pain and suffering. In fact, I find that as I choose to go the route, it’s even the kind of pain and suffering that I can’t get through alone. But it’s there – in that kind of pain – that we all can meet Him and begin to understand how great His love is. It’s there that we begin to have a better awareness of the kind of invitation we are being given and the beauty it holds for all around us. And so we go, but each step of the way we count on Him to enter into us more deeply and change us a little more each time.