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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, August 1, 2015

Homily Prep August 2

-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 8:00 and 11:00am on Sunday

The Hunt!

 A scavenger hunt may be an apt image of the frenetic pursuit of material gain for the wrong reason that Jesus condemns in  this Sunday's portion of the bread of life discourse.  In our daily lives can we be guilty of this empty hunt?  In our religious lives can we see the "scavenger hunt" mentality at work as well?

 What might need to change in either case to reclaim our lives with meaning, purpose, and satisfaction?


Joyfuralle said...

Can't wait to hear the whole homily. What word came to mind with just what you wrote was dualism, something I have just come to know & understand & hopefully continue to grow in understanding. I think of how people can act one way at work, another with certain friends, another way at church, another way in traffic. I often think of how we treat the bread from Heaven and a simple loaf of bread and how people throw out the heels of bread and also throw out tons of food. All related & connected.

Grace said...

I especially like the second question posed by the Matador. The first one is also good, but the second question gets at a challenge that I think is often more hidden among us who actively practice our faith. At least for me, I can be fooled by my own actions and aims - caught up in the wrong focus. For instance, even though I may be about a proclivity of "good works", I can still forget to pay attention to the way I go about those works - and the way I go about all relationships and aspects of life. For instance, I may be caught up with good church work - and in the process, forget to participate in the tenderness and presence of God that is within those works. All aspects of life are good and holy - friendships, family, neighborhoods, work. All of these and more can be greater, more beautiful, and more fruitful when "reclaimed" as grace and gift - and when I pour myself into them like a libation. When I go about life in this way, rather than hunting I am more likely to be holding, resting, and seeing God in the midst of it all.