Today’s Thoughts: I am sorry I am a little late with my thoughts today. Yesterday was a travel day, as I returned from a week in Lake Placid and this morning I had two masses and I really struggled with my homily. It wasn’t a good one today! I changed it so many times and I just could not get a focus. Perhaps peaching all week on John’s Gospel, I was just tired.
The one thought I would like to share with you today does not come from homily. As I was reading and praying this week I ran across this statement, “Jesus loved the world enough to die for it, but not so much as to be seduced by it.” The person who wrote this attributed it to G. K. Chesterton. I did a little searching myself but I could not find it among Chesterton’s quotes or anyone else for that matter.
It was a quote that stuck with me, I think because it is at the heart of what Jesus is talking about in John’s Gospel. Jesus does love us and always will and all he asks of us is to be faithful to the relationship. In other words, don’t get side tracked, don’t get seduced by the world. Don’t buy into the bright lights, the must see, the must have. Trust in God’s presence as Father, Son and Spirit.
In the opening prayer at mass today we are reminded that in celebrating the Eucharist we are to relive in remembrance so that we may always hold on to in what we do. In other words, hopefully our remembrance of God’s love for us will be made present in the living of our life!
Have a blessed and relaxing Sunday afternoon and evening everyone!
Fr. Paul R. Fagan, C.P. "Preacher on the Run"
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