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-I will be celebrating mass at 5:30pm on Saturday and 9:30 and 12:30 on Sunday
"I can SEE you"
Remember Miss Barbara on Romper Room when we were kids? She did that crazy thing at the end of the show when she help up a mirror and then pretended to be able to see through the TV screen into the living room and she would call out everybody's name. "I see Bobby, and Susie, and Ricky, and Eddie..." ok, well she never said Eddile, but you remember.
I think this pretending kind of messes with our minds. Here we thought we could look into the TV and see her and she turned it around on us and appeared to be looking "in on us". Transparency - to be able to see through.
I believe Jesus' challenging saying in today's gospel is the invitation for us to peer through the created realities of our lives and to see God in all of it and under all of it. To love and serve and celebrate life BECAUSE God is under, beneath, behind, and at the end of all of it. Life must become more transparent for the disciples of Jesus.
The danger is to love, serve, or celebrate andthing in life as if it were an end in itself. Opaque. To see people, plans, things as goods inandof themselves is to be deceived.
What do you think? Do you see through the most important things in life, like Miss Barbara, see through them as if they were transparent and see God's behind them
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!