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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, March 25, 2017

march 26 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 8:00am and 12:30pm on Sunday

You can't encounter what you refuse to see

 This issue of seeing is really a metaphor for the change of mind that is meant by repentance or conversion. This is so true that we might say instead of "seeing is believing" we would say "believing is a certain type of seeing".

 Pharisees in today's gospel cannot see or will not see as God sees-that we all belong together to God. The Pharisees can only see how others don't belong to God  like they do.

This is a very dangerous temptation for religious people even in our day. We can become obsessed with the distinctions and differences between us rather than the fundamental unity among us

2 comments:

Visibility said...

I always like that play on the words of "seeing is believing" to "believing is a certain type of seeing". In thinking about the Gospel I was struck with Jesus commenting that the man's blindness wasn't because of his or his parents' sin, but rather "it is so that the works of God might be made visible through him". It makes me think about things in my life that on first take seem to me to be "disordered" but in fact when I try to view them as something through which God may be trying to make things visible to me, I can see them differently. Then, those issues or what I thought of as "disorders" actually become a type of gift. How incredible.

The Matador said...

Very insightful!