A Stable Place in the Midst of Difficulties | #938

Fr. Joel Homilies

Ordinary Time, 20th Sunday (C) We face difficulties in our work, health, family, and church. We want to make the difficulties go away so we can get to a stable place. But instead, we should be searching for the place of the stable. This is where we hold the Baby Jesus, receive God’s love, and begin to burn with that same love.

At every Mass we bend down and kneel beside the place of the stable. Carry Jesus in your heart this week. Don’t be like Zedekiah with his wishy-washy heart. Be like Jeremiah, who in the midst of difficulties has found the place of the stable.

(18 Aug 2019)

Challenge: Receive Communion today as though you were receiving the Baby Jesus from the hands of his Mother Mary.

Going Deeper: “To pray is to descend with the mind into the heart, and there to stand before the face of the Lord, ever-present, all-seeing, within you.” (Theophan the Recluse from The Way of the Heart by Henri Nouwen)

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