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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!



Saturday, January 28, 2017

January 29 Homily Prep

-Last Sunday's homily is available by email
-This Sunday's Scriptures can be found at www.usccb.org
-check out this week's LinC Letter at www.parishlincletter.blogspot.com
 -I will be celebrating mass at 4:00 on Saturday, 9:30am and 12:30pm on Sunday.

What's Your Profile?

 I would say that about half of the couples who is weddings I am asked to have every year have met on "match.com" "eHarmony" or some other website. I always ask them and I am interested as to what made them  click on to their fiancĂ© online.  The wisdom of these online programs lies in the profile that the individual registers with. What is your profile?

The beatitudes from Jesus is sermon on the mount are the subject of the gospel reading for this Sunday of the church year. While the beatitudes have always been understood as the law of the gospel so that they are understood as "should do" principles,  I have come to understand them to be not only the profile of a disciple of Jesus but they are Jesus his profile.

How can we understand living the beatitudes as living life as Jesus lived it.

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

The most beautiful attributes of a holy life. Taken individually or all together they can be described as the humility of being, which is the opposite of pride (the root of all evil). It is a standard on which to judge my life, the essence of my confession, as it conveys where I have offended Christ and where I need to grow. The first beatitude, poor in spirit, describes self abandonment and the total dependence on God. The poverty of spirit is understood as being in Christ, not in self.Truly our kingdom is eternity with God and not the temporal of this world as these are opposite of what the world values.

Peg said...

My grandparents lived the beatitudes, but more importantly through living them, they instilled them in those them met in daily living.