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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, April 9, 2016

April 10 Homily Prep

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-I will be celebrating mass 4:00 PM on Saturday, 8:00, 11:00AM and 6:00PM on Sunday

Come, follow me

I am struck by the interaction between Jesus and his apostles in this resurrection story specifically in Jesus's command "come, have breakfast".  It appears that the disciples did not respond to that command because it then says that "Jesus came over and took the bread and gave it to them."  Apparently, they did not respond to his command "come"

I see a similar parallel in the conversation between Jesus and St. Peter. Jesus is asking Peter if he loves him and Peters answer is "yes".  However, Jesus' response is, " don't simply say yes, but if you love me then come, move, feed , tend, follow". 

Do we all suffer from this in authentic or incomplete response to Jesus's call? I am seeing a hesitancy on the part of those who are called or commanded  to simply give ascent rather than response.  

Do you notice this? Is this a distinction without a difference? I don't think so