Categories: HomiliesPublished On: April 11th, 2022Tags: , 300 words9.1 min read
Driven By Love

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Driven By Love

A costly oil was used to anoint the feet of a Jesus. The aroma fills the whole house.

How privileged I am to do baptisms. Whether the person to be baptized is an infant or much older, I find baptisms to be exciting. Why? Because a soul is being cleansed of original sin. And once they are cleansed, they are anointed with holy Chrism Oil. The scent fills the whole church. And I tell moms that it will last a couple of weeks. And I am sure when someone is anointed with this same oil at Confirmation not only does the sacrament leave an indelible mark on your soul, but it triggers something in your mind that you were anointed with this same oil sixteen or seventeen years ago. What a wonderful memory. And when this child is old enough to have children and their child is anointed this memory comes welling up and they can relive their baptism.

The graces are just so unbelievable we cannot possibly understand. What Mary did for Jesus was an act of pure love. What Judas proposes we should give the money to the poor – it is not generosity but greed. It is easy to ask people for money to help the poor. And when you do not intend to give the money to the poor it adds up quickly. He would steal from their purse.

When our motives are driven by love we accept love in return. No matter the cost. So did Jesus. He was willing to die for you.

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