Categories: HomiliesPublished On: March 3rd, 2021Tags: , 299 words9.1 min read
Walk A Mile In My Shoes

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Walk A Mile In My Shoes

Elvis Presley sang this song, maybe some of you remember. Jesus words were, “Can you drink from the chalice that I am going to drink?” We all know what we want and how we are going to get it. We want recognition, appreciation, and love. But none of that will get us to heaven. It is when we give out appropriate praise, and gratitude, and offer love to another – this when we discover Jesus in our hearts as He builds heaven from within us.

To genuinely love another, you must be able to walk in their shoes. You must know what makes them happy, sad, angry, and how they love. We make so many laws today to help the poor. These laws keep us separated from another human being. Conveniently for us, we can just write a check, donate, or drop off clothes at St Vincent de Paul. We never come in human contact. The shoes we drop off at St Vincent’s are the ones we wore and now they are walking in our shoes? Does that make sense? Something to consider, St Vincent spends a $1,000 a month for garbage removal. Why? Because the stuff they take in is not worth passing on to anyone. We would not want people dropping off their garbage on our front yard, why do we drop off garbage at St Vincent’s back door?

Another thought, can we really make laws to tell people in need that they must fill out many forms to get a little assistance?

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