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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 13, 2015

Homily Prep June 14

-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, 9:30 & 11:00 on Sunday

What's My Line?

 This game show back in the 60s and 70s was fun and interesting.  People who had "weird" or "unexpected" careers and occupations came on the show and the panelists tried to figure out what they did for a living.  "What's my line" has to be considered a colloquialism to say "what is my line of work".

I'm thinking of "lines" today after Jesus' use of and the instruction about parables in the Gospel. I'm thinking "what is your line" as meaning what is your story. You know in a book or movie the central message is the "storyline".

In our parish vision "Every One Adds One by 2016" the byline is Renew, Reflect, and Reach Out.  It was thought that every worshiper would become an inviter of another. That kind of reaching out can only happen if our faith is renewed and alive and that we reflect upon the meaning of our faith in our life. That's my line.

So what's your line?  If you had to tell a loved one what your faith means to you and why it is essential for your happiness in life, what would you say? That's your line.  What is the parable of your faith, your storyline, as Jesus has shown us?   If you don't have a parable or a story, or a line it might be because you have not reflected upon your faith.

Let's use this important time in our parish life to renew our faith in the holy Communion of the church, reflect on its meaning and importance in our life, and then let's prepare to reach out by sharing our story with a loved one whose away from church.

What's your line?