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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, December 15, 2017

Dec 17 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 on the back of the parish bulletin or at
-I will be celebrating mass at OLG and at St. Albert the Great at 6pm on Sunday night.

The Voice

Not a TV singing competition, not Whitney Houston (who was considered “the voice”), but it is the joy of our faith! Gaudete or rejoice is the theme of the 3rd Sunday of Advent. Knowledge and recognition of the Savior is joy. So, if one has known the coming of the messiah the will speak or sing with joy.

Joy is the voice of Christian faith.  Is your life of faith God’s voice?  Is your faith revealed as joy? Could we say that no one will hear your faith if it is not given voice by joy?

 What’s the difference between sadness and joy?


joyful hope said...

I think that joy is always accompanied by hope. Certainly when sadness reigns hope is not present. I think that it's even possible to experience happiness that is not necessarily accompanied by hope. But with joy - the voice of faith - hope is part and parcel of the condition because with joy comes the belief that God's kingdom prevails where nothing is lost but all works for the good.

JoyFuralle said...

WOW!!! LOVE the homily prep ...and LOVE the addition of Hope ... scurried off to read the Catechism 1817-1821 ... just READING it buoyed me FURTHER with JOY, LOL !!!

Rejoice in the Lord always, I say it again, REJOICE!!! 😊