Categories: HomiliesPublished On: November 5th, 2020Tags: , 306 words9.3 min read

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Self-Righteous Complacency

Maybe the one lost sheep was tired of running with the group. Change was needed. Everyone was so accustomed to doing the same old thing all the time. But the group did not want to change. They were comfortable doing what they were doing. After all, it got them this far, did it not?

Have we become complacent? Take a moment to do a self-examination of the sins plaguing your life. As you think of the sins in your life, ask yourself, “Are they the same sins I have committed time after time?” Why? Because you have become complacent. Maybe you are too comfortable with the sins in your life. If you are, your sins have become sacred cows. Sacred cows? Yes, just like the Hebrews leaving Egypt, they missed their leeks and vegetables and soup pots so they built the golden calf, a sacred cow. Now they were stuck with this strange stuff called manna and the quail. They had to step out of their complacency. Or do you defend your sins because of your self-righteousness? So you have judged yourself as not too bad. The question is: Are you sure God judges you the same way?

God keeps looking for the lost sheep, the lost coin. Hmmm, does that mean he is not looking for the 99? To have a relationship with God does not mean just blindly following the rules. It means taking an active role and breaking out of your self-complacency to establish that relationship with Christ. God is looking for you, are you looking for Him?

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

Fr Ed Anderson
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St. Joseph Church – Rice Lake
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Fr Ed Anderson