Categories: HomiliesPublished On: August 30th, 2021Tags: , 301 words9.1 min read
Hope Against Hope

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Here are links to our readings for the day:

A Messenger of Hope

Have there been times in your life where you sought out advice? Did you accept the advice given or reject it? We feel confident accepting advice if we find two or three who agree. But even then, we might reject it and choose to go your way.

Life has many choices. And each of us must live our life as best we can. I have noticed that sometimes it is the messenger that might make me choose. It really should not be that way. Jesus was first judged in amazement at the beauty and meaning of His Words. Then the people turned on Him because they could not get over the fact that He grew up among them. He is the carpenter’s son. That famous line: “Where did He get all this?” “We know where He comes from.”

The sound of words only lingers for a few seconds before our sight takes over to make the final judgement. St Paul tells us to be doers of the Word and rightly so, it is what people see. Then they may listen to our words. Can we accept the words of St. Paul? Through sin man enters death. Through Jesus man enters heaven, eternal life. This is the hope proclaimed by St Paul. Where did he get this? From Jesus. And now St Paul boldly makes the proclamation.

Today’s gospel is the third Mystery of Light from the Luminous Mysteries of the Rosary. If you cannot pray the Rosary today consider doing just one decade, ten Hail Mary’s.

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