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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!

Thursday, January 29, 2015

February 1 Homily Prep

 -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, 11:00 and 6:00pm

Do We Recognize Him?

The demons recognize Jesus as the holy one of God. They fear him because they recognize his "authority" - Jesus is the human face of God.  The disciples and enemies of Jesus do not recognize him as the incarnation of God, the son of God, Abba Father.  This lack of recognition limits Jesus' authority or power to heal them.

It challenges me to wonder whether I have recognized Jesus as the very Son of God. What really makes me wonder is the fact that God has not healed me from my isolation, sin, selfishness, sadness.  Maybe I have never really recognized Jesus' power as God.

The call to submit my life to Jesus' mission. - reconciling all people IN God - is offered over and over in and through the Church. Again this week I have the chance to see Jesus as he is - Lord and Savior. Will I take the chance?