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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, May 2, 2015

Easter 5 - Homily Prep May 3

-Last Sunday's homily is available by email request
-This Sunday's Scriptures can be found at
-I will be celebrating mass this weekend at  4:00 PM on Saturday and 9:30 AM, 12:30 PM and 6pm on Sunday

Resurrection Check up: symptoms of death and symptoms of life?

This is a series on the spiritual signs of freedom and life versus the worldly signs of slavery to death/sin.  I began with fear of dying, then individualism, autonomy and today it is minimalistic and entitlement members.

I am wondering if we have really believed in our incorporation into the Body of Christ, the Church?  Too many of us are interested in the perks of membership (what's the minimum I must do to get the desired benefit?) Is my incorporation in faith putting me into a dynamic relationship with God and Church/others? That is the "perk" that resurrected life offers us.

So,  are there any signs in your life of the blessing of incorporation/relationship to others?   Or are there signs of the stingy approach to life which is seeking the least investment to obtain the desire benefit?  That is a symptom of death. Minimalists concerned only about self-centered entitlements.