Categories: HomiliesPublished On: December 5th, 2022Tags: , 241 words7.3 min read
Abandon Yourself to God

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Abandon Yourself to God

Isaiah’s prophecy is a clue as to how you can abandon yourself to God. It is for all people no matter who you are or what abilities you have or do not have.

Maybe you are old and you have trouble opening a jar of pickles. Maybe your hands are small and cannot even hold a jar of pickles. Perhaps your knees are filled with pain and it is difficult to walk. Maybe your knees are deformed and you cannot walk. The prophecy is that hands that are feeble will be strengthened. Knees that are weak will be made firm.

We are all striving to be with God in heaven, helping each other. Jesus comes to save us. Eyes of the blind will be opened, ears of the deaf will be cleared. We will be made whole.

The paralytic’s faith is not known but his friends clearly exhibit their faith. They are doing whatever they can do to get their friend to Jesus to be made whole. They abandon everything to God, even dissembling a roof.

There will be many opportunities this Advent where you can abandon everything to God. Don’t hesitate. Move forward in faith.

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