-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 on the back of the parish bulletin or at www.saint-albert.org/lincletter
-I will be celebrating mass on Saturday at 4:00 PM and at 8:00 AM Sunday
We serve not because of need but because we need to serve
It is pretty clear from the scriptures that Jesus did not see himself as a healer, as if his mission was to heal all the sick people including the leper. In fact, his insistence that people not talk about his healing miracles makes it clear that his mission is to something other than healing. In other words, Jesus’s Mission isn’t to heal sick people rather Jesus accomplishes his mission to save all people by healing some who are sick.
This is what we are often saying in the church about our call to be generous to the poor in our Catholic charities appeal. We do not give because people have a need rather we recognize that we have a need to give. We are generous to the poor or not because the poor are Catholic or deserving of our generosity. Rather we are generous to the poor because we are Catholic and being generous is a symptom of our faith and life in the church .
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!