Ordinary 11 – What in your life needs pruning? God wants us to be prepared – not just for power outages and rainstorms – but for eternal life. If you want to give a good harvest at the end, you need to do some pruning now.
God provided for us on the walking pilgrimage. Our sacrifices bore much fruit. Sacrifice is necessary to build communion with God and others. You in communion with Christ; You in communion with Christians: This is Eucharist. [AUDIO]
People were very generous to the walking pilgrims. Instead of receiving and giving, King David starts taking. The sinful woman is generous because she realizes how generous God has been to her. This Year of Mercy start receiving and giving. [AUDIO]
5 Days, 13 walkers, 58 miles — another successful walking pilgrimage! We found that forming community was hard work. Only the Holy Trinity forms community easily because God is not afraid to give. The family images the Trinity, and so does the parish. These lead us to realize that we are welcomed into the Heavenly family of God himself. Do not be afraid to give; the Father gives so much more in return.
Faith is a journey from where we are, to where God wants us to be. The story of Naaman the Syrian is one example of the journey of faith. He was seeking only for a physical healing, but through his journey he found faith in the Lord God. Human life is a journey towards God, a journey towards glory, and we do not walk this journey alone but Jesus Christ walks with us.
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