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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, November 21, 2015

Nov 22 Christ the King Homily Prep

-Last Sunday's homily is available Click Here: S
-This Sunday's Scriptures can be found at
-check out this weeks LinC letter at
-I will be celebrating mass this weekend at 11:00am and 12:30pm

One in Truth

I am remembering Jesus words "You call me Lord, Lord but I say to you, I don't know you".  So there is something greater about Jesus' kingdom than Jesus' name, claiming to be a friend of Jesus. It's deeper than that.

How about the teaching that "there is no other name than that of Jesus" or "no one can come to the Father but through me". The Kingdom of Jesus has got to bigger than our speech, our name, his name. Jesus even said "righteous Father, I made known to them your name"  Using the name of Jesus or claiming to be his disciple as a Christian, making the sign of the cross on oneself or NOT cannot be what it means to belong to Christ's Kingdom. Is bigger than that.

To belong to the Kingdom of Christ our King must mean that one "belongs to the Truth" as he says in the gospel today.

The "coin of the realm" of Christ the King is Truth. That's capital T Truth, as in an objective reality out there that we know is THE Truth! Recall that Jesus promised his followers the Spirit of Truth "who will remind you everything that I taught you".  And again, "But when he comes, the Spirit of truth, he will guide you to all truth" (not to Jesus?????)

 With all the hate, violence, terror, in the name of religion going on in the world today it is impossible by listening to people's words to identify those who are of the kingdom of God. One must really put on the "ears of the Spirit" and look for the truth. 

All who belong to the TRUTH listen to Jesus.  In fact all who belong to the TRUTH belong to Jesus. 

Are you of the Kingdom of Christ our King? Do you belong to the TRUTH? How can the world tell?