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-I will be celebrating mass this weekend on Saturday at 5:30pm and 11:00am on Sunday
This apocalyptic scriptures call our attention to how things are going to "end for us". The typical question in this regard is "If you were informed that you had a definite time of life left on this earth, what would you do differently?". St Thomas Aquinas is quoted to have answered "I'd finish this billiard game?" In other words, those who live life in obedience to God's will don't need to amend anything.
St Pope John XXIII is famous for some very funny remarks. One was in response to the receptionist calling and saying, "there is a man here who claims to be the Lord Jesus Christ, what shall we do?" Supposedly the Holy Father answered "look busy."
Our patronal feast day of St. Albert might encourage us to answer this question as a parish? If the Lord was arriving this afternoon, what would we do differently to improve the Lord's encounter with us? "Every One Add One" of course comes to my mind.
How might we start living our parish life more closely in line with the way we want the Lord to "catch us"? Live "ready"!
Get into the ring! How this works...
This is easy! Each week on Thursday I post my homily idea...my 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!