Categories: HomiliesPublished On: April 6th, 2022Tags: , 276 words8.4 min read
Hardened Hearts

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Hardened Hearts

When I read the gospels, particularly as I have aged and have a desire to understand more about the Lord, I see phrases that I never noticed before.

For example, today’s gospel starts out with Jesus was speaking to Jews who believed in Him. It sounds like this is going to be a loving and peaceful gospel. But as you read through this gospel you get the impression that these so-called believers are becoming very belligerent and almost sarcastic in nature.

Good point. We consider ourselves believers, but do we get belligerent over church details? Have we become sarcastic when others fail? This all happens when we harden our hearts. We use phrases such as if it isn’t broke don’t fix it. We have always done it this way.

The response to all that is “who are you to tell me what to do”. And so, we continue to create division in our church and community. There is no dialogue, no sharing of ideas. Ever wonder why there are not many young people in our church? Ever wonder why people don’t volunteer any more. They probably tried and after a couple of weeks realized they were not welcomed so they left.

It takes a lot more patience and love to bring people back. It all must start with you now. What changes do we need to bring about in our church today?

May the Lord bless you in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit.  Amen