Categories: HomiliesPublished On: July 17th, 2021Tags: , 240 words7.3 min read

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It is good to be out and about. This weekend we have the Barron County Fair, the Bluegill Fest in Birchwood, and with a little more digging we can find other events happening all around us. People are out. And as we get around a little more the memory of the COVID virus begins to dim. I celebrated mass for the residents of Cambridge yesterday. Perhaps the elderly, either at home or in assisted living, remember the isolation better than any of us. Their days have many times of isolation.

Jesus had to seek out isolation. People were plotting to kill Him. I do not think He wanted isolation. All throughout the gospel we hear how He spent time with people. But the people who caused His isolation were the ones who refused to accept Him for who He was. They did not want to change their ways of thinking. They did not want to try to understand who He is. It was easier for them to focus upon themselves. It was easier to plot an attempt to kill someone then realize the need for change within them.

Change is to deny or accept. There is not a halfway or partway.

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