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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!

Friday, May 19, 2017

May 21 Homily Prep

-Last Sunday's homily is available by email
-This Sunday's Scriptures can be found at
-check out this week's LinC Letter at
-I will be celebrating masses this weekend at  5:30 PM on Saturday and 11:00AM  on Sunday.

 Would anyone ask?

 My barber had foot surgery a couple months ago and, for someone who spends their entire day on their feet, it was a big problem. On my last visit there I  watched him walk across the room and then I said "your foot still hurting you?"  He said "No, the  foots fine".   I said "oh? You were limping."  He  said, "I was limping? My foots not hurting. Maybe I just got into the habit of limping."

 The second reading from this Sunday's mass encourages us to be prepared with a valid explanation for others as to why we are so full of hope. My question is would anyone  inquire with me or with you about the obvious hope in our lives? Is there any symptoms noticeable in our life that Jesus Christ is risen from the dead and has changed  The way we walk through life?

That's my question. What would be a symptom of hope that would be noticeable about our lives that would cause others to inquire?


Thirsty said...

That is a good question! I think what strikes me at times in other people's lives is when I know they are suffering difficulty - whether it be physical illness, grief or sadness over loss, or perhaps have lived a long time and deserve to simply feel worn out - but despite it there is a happiness about them. When I see that, I know that they have faith and hope in something beyond their control - even if they don't necessarily articulate it. I like to learn from them - even just to be around them - because I know that is the truth that I need to drink in.

JoyFuralle said...

Love the questions always ... I was involved with an elderly Turkish (very religious) Muslim friend who couldn't figure out why I didn't work, why I bothered visiting her and helping her. Even when I explained it puzzled her.

What would be a symptom of hope that would be noticeable about our lives that would cause others to inquire?

Always wondered about this scripture. People are so self involved & wrapped up in themselves & in their heads that it is the RARE Thirsty person to notice ... and inquire?!?! Never ... or rarely.