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“Expectations and how not to Fail” (Homily for Lent 5)

Fr. Joel Homilies

Expectations and how not to Fail (8:30)

Lent, 5th Sunday. Our lives are filled with expectations from all kinds of people: family, friends, coaches, parents, our children, our church, our boss, and most of all, Ourselves. We set expectations for ourselves constantly and then we go out and fail them. So we ask God for help and guess what: we do even worse!

But God doesn’t want us to be a failure, so there must be another solution. God is not going to help us achieve our plan because God has a better plan. We have to “fold” our wills into the will of our Heavenly Father. We might think this is unfair, but this is precisely how Jesus lives His life. God is just asking us to be more like Jesus.

(25 Mar 2012)